Summit Countys wish is NBCs command |

Summit Countys wish is NBCs command

JENNIFER HARPERsummit daily news
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FRISCO When you wish upon a star … the wish might just come true if the star happens to be five-time Grammy-winning recording artist, Amy Grant.NBC is granting wishes for deserving individuals and entire communities for the new prime-time reality show, Three Wishes, hosted by Grant, and the show wants to come to Summit County to shoot.Bryan Stinson, Three Wishes supervising casting producer, said the concept of the show was to find the great small communities across the nation, come in for a week and grant three wishes.We want that small town U.S.A. feel, Stinson said. We love the Main Street area.The shows casting team is interested in Summit County for its quaint, charming appeal and strong sense of community.Three Wishes will be shot in one town per episode and will grant three wishes in the town. Stinson said if the casting team can find one great story in Summit County from submissions they receive, they can come here and do a casting call to find the other two stories to make up the three wishes. The show sets up a wish tent when they arrive in a town to shoot, so community members can meet Grant and tell her their wishes.People have always loved (Grant), Stinson said. She wants to help everybody.Stinson said that after she appeared in the shows pilot episode, people just fell in love with her.She was writing down phone numbers of people, so she could follow up with them after we left, Stinson said. Shes very real.The show will spotlight people who have inspiring or touching stories to tell. The wishes can involve fantasies, reunions and personal journeys, among others.We definitely want one huge community wish where everyone would be involved, Stinson said.Other wish examples include honoring a hometown hero, uniting with a lost friend or relative, fulfilling a lifelong dream, conquering a fear or phobia, apologizing to someone, receiving help with a traumatic injury or rehabilitation.Participants can also surprise someone with a wish or give a wish away.Price is no object for wish granting.Submissions that stand out include a compelling story with a unique twist or angle. One submission producers received was about a little girl nearly killed in a car accident; her father was driving the car. Her mother received the 911 call and dispatched the emergency help.To be considered for the show, every submission must include the following: Background information on the person(s) being nominated, the wish to be granted, picture of the nominee and contact information. If you would like to ask for a wish or nominate someone deserving, e-mail or call (818) 566-7819. Be sure to list the city and state in the subject line.Stinson said the show will premier on NBC Fridays at 8 p.m. in the fall.Jennifer Harper can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248, or at

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