George Verschoor

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George Verschoor
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
United States
Occupation Television director, writer, producer

George Verschoor is a showrunner, director and a creator of television shows, known primarily for producing unscripted and reality series for television, such as The Real World. He is considered one of the pioneers of non-fiction programming.


Verschoor developed, produced and directed the first four seasons of MTV's groundbreaking series The Real World, which launched the modern non-fiction genre and is one of the longest-running reality programs in history. As an Emmy-nominated showrunner, he executive produced and directed MTV's Fear, created and ran the hybrid mystery series Murder in Small Town X for FOX, and was creator and showrunner for the live music competition series Nashville Star, which went for six season and launched the career of country music star Miranda Lambert.

Verschoor also executive produced and was showrunner of the long-running ABC hit series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He also executive produced the David Lynch Foundation's star-studded charity benefit Change Begins Within for PBS, featuring a reunion of the two surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Verschoor executive produced and directed other successful television series, including the scripted comedies Austin Stories, Howard Stern's Son of the Beach, and Blowin' Up starring Jamie Kennedy. He also executive produced the award-winning National Geographic documentary film Death on the Mountain: the Women of K2.

As part of an overall development and production deal with National Geographic Channel, Verschoor executive produced the hit investigative series Border Wars, and created and executive produced the documentary adventure series Die Trying, and their off-the-grid build series Building Wild.

Most recently, Verschoor has been helming the building competition series Home Free (2015 TV series) starring noted contractor and TV host Mike Holmes. The series premiered on the Fox network on July 22, 2015 and he is noted for coming up for Holmes' patented catchphrase "This is gonna be good!" [1]

Verschoor is the founder and President of Hoosick Falls Productions, based in Santa Monica, CA. He currently serves on the advisory board of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the board of directors for the Woodstock Academy of Music, and is an executive producer with David Lynch Foundation Television.

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Production Role Network Year
Home Free (2015 TV series) Executive Producer Fox 2015
Building Wild Creator, Executive Producer Nat Geo 2014
Die Trying Creator, Executive Producer Nat Geo 2014
Border Wars Executive Producer Nat Geo 2012
Change Begins Within Executive Producer PBS 2012
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Executive Producer ABC 2011
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Executive Producer ABC 2010
Scrappers Creator, Executive Producer Spike 2010
Shafted (pilot) Creator, Executive Producer GSN 2009
Buzzin' Creator, Executive Producer MTV 2008
The Smart Show Executive Producer AOL/HBO 2007
Brother Baldwin (pilot) Creator, Executive Producer Vh1 2007
The Rock Life Creator, Executive Producer MTV 2007
Tim Stack's Family Vacation (Pilot)[2] Creator, Executive Producer Nick at Nite 2006
Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up Creator, Executive Producer MTV 2004
Home James Creator, Executive Producer Vh1 2005
Most Likely To(pilot) Creator, Executive Producer Vh1 2004
The Women of K2 Executive Producer National Geographic Channel 2003
Nashville Star Creator, Executive Producer USA Network 2003
Star Dates Creator, Executive Producer E! 2002
Murder in Small Town X Creator, Executive Producer Fox 2001
MTV's Fear Director, Executive Producer MTV 2000
MTV's Now What? Episodic Director MTV 2000
Son of the Beach Episodic Director FX 1999
Undressed Episodic Director MTV 1999
Austin Stories Director, Co-Executive Producer MTV 1997
A Tribute to Pedro Zamora Creator, Executive Producer MTV 1995
The Real World: London Director, Producer MTV 1994
The Real World: San Francisco Director, Producer MTV 1993
The Real World: Los Angeles Director, Producer MTV 1992
The Real World: New York Director, Producer MTV 1991


  1. ^ Petski, Denise. "Fox Sets Home-Makeover Reality Series With Mike Holmes". PMC. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Development Update: July 24–28 (Weekly Round-Up)", The Futon Critic, July 28, 2006

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