Family Matters Blog: NBC Show Seeks Military Reunion Stories
By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 A new NBC show that rewards selfless people for their good deeds is seeking redeploying service members to spotlight in some upcoming episodes.
Casting producers are looking for service members returning home in early to mid-April who would like to surprise their families with a homecoming or reunion. They’re also hoping to connect service members with a loved one they haven’t seen in years because of deployments, finances or other issues. If selected, they’ll experience a “one-of-a-kind reunion on national TV,” producers said.
“The network and producers really want some military stories as no one is more deserving than those who serve our country,” Jackie Topacio, the show’s casting producer, said.
You can apply to be on this show by sending an email to SUBMIT4CASTINGJT@GMAIL.COM with “Military Reunion” in the subject line. The submission deadline is March 9.
You should include your name, age, rank, military branch, contact information, approximate date and location of return, and an explanation of why you want to surprise your family upon your return, why they’re deserving of a surprise reunion and what a surprise homecoming reunion would mean to them. Also include photos -- and video links if available -- of yourself and the family members you’d like to surprise, along with their names, ages and location.
Since this show involves a surprise, producers are asking people to keep their participation a secret.