Whether through a brand new high school football field or the words of a newly-adopted son to his father, NBCs newest reality series Three Wishes, is set to bring a new hope into the lives of thousands of small-town inhabitants, according to the shows host, Christian pop-singer Amy Grant.
We live in an age where people are not connecting the way they used to in meeting each others needs on a basic level, says Grant. I hope that people see this show and feel the desire to reinvest.
Run in an unscripted format, Three Wishes will follow the efforts of Grant and her team as they attempt to make everyday peoples dreams come true, one town at a time.
Everyone secretly wants the chance to fulfill a lifelong wish that seems beyond their graspand this show will help transform those dreams into a life-changing reality, says Jeff Gaspin, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment & Cross-Platform Strategy.
Grant, 44, says she was drawn to Three Wishes because of the unique opportunity the show presented to impact peoples lives.
There was a time in my life when my income curve was greater and I was able to do some pretty magical things for people, explains Grant. And part of me was wishing that I had that capacity back again.
But while Grant enjoys responding to the requests of the shows participants, she is glad that she doesnt have to decide which wishes will actually be granted.
Its just way too much pressure, says Grant. I dont know how Andrew [Glassman, producer] and Jason [Raff, producer] do it.
More than a few miracles for a couple lucky folks, Grant says that Three Wishes creates a ripple effect of generosity throughout the community.
I asked this woman in Clovis, New Mexico what her wish was, and she told me, I wish that the wish would come through for the woman standing in front of me, recalls Grant.
People come together in this environment because hope is palpable and because they know someone will be chosen.
NBCs Three Wishes will begin airing on Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. EST.