WATCH: ‘4 Days to Save the world’ was a reality show with big ambitions. See a preview of the Star’s investigation
The reality TV series was created by former American Idol contestant David Archuleta and his father, David Archuleta Jr., who also wrote the series’ pilot script. The show is about a group of kids who are set up as human airbags and sent to the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, war-torn Sierra Leone, in Africa. A team member is required to keep the children safe, despite the dangers. The show’s creators hope that their story will inspire people to take action.
The first episode of “4 Days to Save the world” aired Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on CBS, and the network says it has more episodes to come.
The network says the show is produced by “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King, as well as Mark Burnett and his team at 20th Century Fox TV.
The Star’s investigation:
How 4 Days to Save the world became a reality show
It all started in 2014.
David Archuleta and David Archuleta Jr. are former American Idol contestants who decided to do something about the lives of kids in need in the U.S.
After winning American Idol, David decided to move to Sierra Leone, where hundreds of thousands of children live in poverty. He and his father spent their first year in the west African country trying to provide a home to about 20 orphans and to create an orphanage to educate and care for them.
The first episode of “4 Days to Save the world” showed the world that David had arrived in Africa. The team created a shelter for the children, an orphanage to educate and care for them, and taught them how to survive on the streets of Freetown.
But their story was short lived. The first season