ESPN announces 'Dream Job 2' and '3' casting calls, moves second series premiere up to September
By Reality TV World staff, 06/23/2004
In a move that demonstrates how pleased ESPN was with the performance of the first season of its Dream Job reality show, the sports network has announced that it is moving the broadcast schedule for its Dream Job 2 sequel up to September and replacing Dream Job 2'soriginally scheduled Winter 2005 slot with an additional third season of the series. Open casting calls for both editions will begin June 29 in New York.
Sports fans with aspirations of being a SportsCenter anchor or calling play-by-play on ESPN will get a chance to follow in the footsteps of original Dream Job winner Mike Hall, who will be making his SportsCenter debut in July, during the second and third editions of the series. At stake this time, SportsCenter anchor and play-by-play announcer positions.
Hosted by Stuart Scott, the second season of Dream Job will debut Tuesday, September 21 at 7PM ET/PT. The one-hour show will air Tuesdays at 7PM ET/PT for nine weeks with the winner being named the newest SportsCenter anchor. The third season will search for a play-by-play announcer and will be aired beginning February 2005. Both elimination-style shows will consist of a panel of judges with viewers voting on contestants’ aptitudes in various sports-related tasks.
The initial casting tour will visit 14 major U.S. cities, beginning June 29 in New York and concluding in Orlando, Florida on July 30. After that, the finals will be held August 9-11 in New York. Contestant hopefuls can visit ESPN.com Search: Dream Job for eligibility rules and city-specific audition details.
Unlike most reality shows, ESPN will not accept mail-in video entries. Many of the finalists from Dream Job's first season successfully advanced from one of the cities listed for this year’s tour including Hall, who had auditioned in St. Louis. This season, Orlando, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina will make their debut on the casting tour.
• June 29-30 New York
• July 9 Atlanta
• July 9 Dallas
• July 9 Chicago
• July 14 Boston
• July 14 St. Louis
• July 14 Phoenix
• July 17 San Francisco
• July 17 Cleveland
• July 19 Los Angeles
• July 21 Washington D.C.
• July 21 Denver
• July 26 Raleigh
• July 30 Orlando, Fla.
Dream Job will be produced by ESPN Original Entertainment in association with Jumbolaya Productions. The series is co-created by BlondEndeavor.