Episodes: 10 (hour)
TV show dates: September 23, 2005 – December 9, 2005
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Amy Grant, Carter Oosterhouse, Eric A. Stromer, Diane Mizota, and Amanda Miller.
TV show description:
A reality show that features Christian musician Amy Grant as she travels around the country fulfilling the wishes and dreams of the needy.
In each episode, the show’s team visits a new town and meets with residents to determine who will have their wishes granted. During this time, a free concert (featuring Grant) and carnival is usually held in the town.
Episode 10 – I Wish to Be Bill Gates
Three kids get a taste of their dream jobs. A 10-year-old boy named Kiyaan, who had recently given a report on Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, met his idol and was made “CEO for a day” of the computer company. A 12-year-old named Stevie who longs to be an astronaut is sent to space camp and experiences zero-gravity in a special aircraft. Jenna, an 18-year-old who dreams of being an actress despite the physical challenges brought on by scoliosis, appears on the NBC daytime series Passions. A follow-up with a terminally-ill father whose wishes were granted in an earlier episode.
First aired: December 9, 2005.
What happened next?
There hasn’t been any news of reviving the series.
Behind the Scenes
|•||NBC ordered six additional episodes in November 2005 but two weeks later reversed its decision and cancelled Three Wishes due to network cost concerns. The series usually ranked in second or third place in its Friday 9pm timeslot.|
|•||Though the wish fulfillment appeared spontaneous, casting was held in advance to determine a location’s suitability for filming.|
|•||Communities visited include: Sonora, CA; Clovis, NM; Brookings, SD; Le Mars, Iowa; Covington, GA; Brook Park, OH; Dover/New Philadelphia, OH; and Cedar City, UT.|
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