I saw an ad this evening for a show called The Great American Dream Vote on ABC. It looked like a pretty interesting show. Basically you make a wish for something you’ve been dreaming about and then the audience and America votes for which dream should be fulfilled.
I think this is a great idea. In fact, I think that The Great American Dream vote should contact the people at Robin Hood Fund and talk to them about using their content and stories. I think the Robin Hood Fund website that grants wishes and has a whole slew of stories would be a perfect match for the show. Plus, Robin Hood Fund already has a great engine built for The Great American Dream vote to handle voting, comments, ratings, etc etc etc. It wouldn’t make sense for the show to create its own website when they could use something already built. Are you listening?
Anyway, here’s the full description from the webite:
Special Preview to Air on Tuesday, March 27
The Great American Dream Vote, hosted by pop icon Donny Osmond, a new series that grants the wildest dream of one lucky contestant, will premiere on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with a special preview airing on TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television network.
Each episode of The Great American Dream Vote will introduce a group of contestants from across America, all of whom will reveal a lifelong dream to the studio audience and explain why they think it deserves to be fulfilled. Anything is possible. You want to make magic and miracles materialize in your life? Just tap into your fantasies – from having your own amusement park, to totally transforming your appearance, to surprising your spouse with their dream of a lifetime – and then convince American to vote for you.
As the contestants square off, the studio audience will cast votes, eliminating entrants over several rounds. By the end of each show, only two finalists will remain. Then viewers at home will have the opportunity to vote on which of the finalists most deserves to have his or her dream realized, and the results will be disclosed at the opening of the following week’s episode.
The show is hosted by pop icon Donny Osmond, whose multi-faceted 43-year career has evolved from pre-teen recording idol with The Osmonds into such varied roles as talk show, variety show and game show host, the toast of Broadway in Beauty and the Beast, bestselling author, and solo recording star with 33 gold and platinum records to his credit.
Mike Fleiss is executive producer of The Great American Dream Vote, with Lisa Levenson. Fleiss is the founder of Next Entertainment, and both he and Levenson are also executive producers on the highly successful Bachelor series on ABC. David Bohnert is co-executive producer. The Great American Dream Vote is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Hmm…I actually have some decent connections with Donny Osmond. Maybe I should try to tap those connections to get to the producers of the show. Could be interesting.