March 27, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
Each episode of "The Great American Dream Vote" will introduce a group
of contestants from all across America who will reveal a lifelong dream
to a studio audience and explain why that dream deserves to be
fulfilled. The contestants will square off when the studio audience
casts votes, eliminating several rounds of players. At the end of each
show, two finalists will remain. Viewers at home will then vote on
which of the two most deserves to have his or her dream realized. The
winner will be disclosed the following week. The series will debut with a special preview, TUESDAY, MARCH 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In the preview episode, eight contestants present their dreams, including a firefighter who is madly in love with his wife and wants to open a floral shop for her; a computer consultant who wants a famous singer to sing a song to his wife; a 22-year-old student who is prematurely bald and wants a full head of hair; an animal rescue advocate who wants to build a Bassett Hound senior center, and a high school English teacher who wants to open a chicken theme park.
The show’s host, pop icon Donny Osmond, has had a multi-faceted 43-year career, evolving 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 "The Bachelor" series on ABC. David Bohnert is co-executive producer. The series is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.