December 12, 2011
Joel Osteen Getting a Reality Show
No network slated yet, so it's yet to be seen if the show will, ahem, prosper
A follow-up story in Entertainment Weekly said the show, titled Pack Your Bags, will bring "missionary-style giving to prime time."
According to EW, "the popular Houston megachurch pastor will lead volunteers to a surprise destination to try and make a difference in other people’s lives. For example: To put on a homecoming party for a group of soldiers returning from oversees to their hometown, or bringing holiday cheer to an elderly care home. 'You get on plane, you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know what you’re going to be doing,' Burnett says.
"Burnett says our current economic climate makes this an ideal time to launch a show like Pack Your Bags. 'America is the most giving nation on Earth,' says the British producer, who became an American citizen two decades ago. 'One of the best ways to feel better is by doing something for somebody else.'"
Methinks I'll leave the comments -- snarky or otherwise -- to the readers here. The floor is yours.