Season 2 of television reality show Pitchmen is slated to debut this August on Discovery Channel. Get ready for a new season of idiosyncratic inventors and their innovative products, marketed to the masses with the help of Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, Billy Mays III, Arwen Saxon and rest of the amazing crew at Sullivan Productions. Join the Sullivan Productions/PitchMen on Facebook today to get the latest PitchMen news and exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.
This news we’ve been waitng for! Press release from Discovery Channel follows:
SECOND SEASON OF DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S PITCHMEN IS A GO
– Encore Presentation of PITCHMAN: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY MAYS to Air July 24 at 10PM ET/PT
Discovery Channel’s PITCHMEN, the 12-part series that featured the late Billy Mays II and his business partner, Anthony ‘Sully’ Sullivan, will be back for a second season. Because of the success of the series first season, and as a tribute to Mays’ legacy, the show will continue. PITCHMEN, which is produced by Original Productions, a division of Freemantle Media, took viewers behind the curtain into the billion dollar infomercial industry, as Mays and Sullivan helped everyday men and women bring their inventions to the masses. Discovery Channel is developing the format of season two with Mays’ son, Billy Mays III, Anthony Sullivan and Thom Beers, CEO of Original Productions. More information will be announced as it becomes available. A premiere date for season two of PITCHMEN hasn’t yet been set.
PITCHMAN: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY MAYS, which first premiered on Discovery Channel on July 9, will re-air Friday, July 24 at 10PM ET/PT. The special pays tribute to the larger-than-life infomercial pioneer – the products he launched, the numerous inventors he helped, and how this family man from Pittsburgh became a household name, ultimately redefining television ad sales.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
Founded by Thom Beers in 1997, Original Productions produces authentic non-fiction programming featuring everyday heroes in extraordinary situations, including mega-series Deadliest Catch and new hit phenomenon Pitchmen. Beers’ steadfast focus on top-notch storytelling with engaging personalities in high risk circumstances has produced more than 1,000 hours of original programming since the company’s inception. In February 2009, a majority stake in the company was purchased by FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company.
Your Savvy Shopper spent much of his 3rd of July moving each Pitchmen episode to its own page, with episodes listed and linked here. All twelve complete episodes of the Discovery Channel show starring the late, great Billy Mays and Anthony “Sully” Sullivan are available for on-demand viewing here on As Seen On TV Video. Enjoy.
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Discovery Channel is now accepting pre-orders for the just-announced Pitchmen DVD. This DVD set covers the entire first (and probably final) season of its hit show starring Anthony Sullivan and the late Billy Mays.
Your Savvy Shopper has a sad today. Watching Pitchmen episode eleven brought a tear to my eye now that Billy Mays has passed away. Thanks again to Gadgetglanman7 for digitizing and uploading. One more new episode to go.
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On Wednesday, July 1, starting at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Discovery Channel is playing episodes of Pitchmen all day leading up to the premiere of the season one finale at 10:00 p.m. EDT. The future of the series is in doubt following the untimely death of Billy Mays on June 28.
Consult the daily schedule so you don’t miss your favorite episode.
I’m still avidly following Pitchmen, and I’m glad that YouTube member Gadgetglanman7 is as well, but I thought Pitchmen episode seven (originally aired on May 27, 2009) was a little thin. If I didn’t have a burning desire to learn more about the DRTV industry, I’m not sure I’d still be watching. Maybe a 13-show season was a little too ambitious. Anyway, I found this episode a little painful in spots, because I’d never want my debacles documented on a basic cable reality show. Forbes Riley seems like a very nice person, but this episode gives me the impression that she became too emotionally attached to her fitness product to make rational business decisions. She rejects good advice from the experts about lowering the price point for the Spin Gym, with unfortunate results.
Also, why don’t budding inventors and entrepreneurs ever seem to perform ftrademark searches BEFORE they settle on a name for their new product?
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The ultra-reliable Gadgetglanman7 has yet again demonstrated his mad video-posting skillz, and thus Pitchmen episode four is now playing on our Pitchmen page. The star of “Smells Like Gold” is Nelson Grist and his fantastic product What Odor?, an all-natural odor eliminator which Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan agree to promote . And you can register to win What Odor? in our first-ever As Seen On TV Video Monthly Giveaway. Enter to win!
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The product spotlight will shine on amazingly effective odor eliminator What Odor? on the May 6 episode of Discovery Channel’s Pitchmen with Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan (10 p.m. EDT on Discovery Channel. See your TV schedule for encore broadcasts). As you can see in this clip from the episode, What Odor? is safe enough to spray in your mouth. But will it be effective in stopping stink when Billy gets sprayed by a skunk?