TV preacher Osteen ventures into reality TV

Televangelist Osteen teams up with 'Survivor' producer.

Nationally known TV preacher and evangelist Joel Osteen is slated to join Mark Burnett, the producer of the popular ‘Survivor’ show, to create new primetime network TV show together.  Burnett and wife Roma Downey are good friends of Osteen and wife Victoria. Their show would feature people who join Osteen to “start fixing things” throughout the United States.

Osteen is viewed by more than 10 million people each week. He broadcasts from his Lakewood Church in Houston, TX and could probably reach an even wider audience with the new venture. "We don't just want to do a reality show. We want to do something that inspires people and makes them better, you know," said Osteen. "It's not always entertaining and fun, but have some kind of message, make someone else's day today."

Osteen's books regularly appear on the New York Times' Bestseller List. His most recent book, "Everyday a Friday: How to be happier 7 days a week", claims "no matter where you are in life, you can be happier."

The Lakewood church is a family affair. Osteen's father, John - a former Baptist minister - founded the church. Joel Osteen's wife and siblings are also involved in the ministry.

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