Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Sort of an "Extreme Makeover for the Soul," the NBC reality series Three Wishes was hosted by Christian-music star Amy Grant. In each episode, Grant and a team of assistants would descend upon a small town and grant the wishes of three different deserving persons or families. It was hoped that by having these wishes come true, the lives of the individuals and those around them would forever be changed for the good. Grant's trio of helpers included several veterans of such like-themed programs as Trading Spaces and Clean Sweep, namelyCarter Oosterhouse, Eric Stromer, and Diane Mizota, and its production staff had previously assembled another popular reality show, Average Joe. The weekly, hour-long Three Wishes premiered September 23, 2005.