Finally, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney 2009 reunion benefit show headed for TV

Posted on April 10th, 2012


“Change Begins Within,” the 2009 Radio City Music Hall benefit for the David Lynch Foundation that featured an on-stage reunion by Beatles Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, will finally make its TV debut next month almost three years after the show initially took place.

“Change Begin Within” was executive-produced by George Verschoor and produced by Hoosick Falls Productions with the David Lynch Foundation.

You can read the rest of the article here.

PBS to premier Beatles reunion benefit show on April 29th

Posted on April 10th, 2012

Coming to PBS this April 29th- former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite onstage for the first time in 17 years!

The two came together to perform in the sold-out benefit concert “Change Begins Within” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Other performers at the star-studded charity event included Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Seinfeld, Donovan, Jim James, Ben Harper, Moby, and Bettye LaVette.  David Lynch and Laura Dern hosted the event.

“Change Begin Within” was executive-produced by George Verschoor and produced by Hoosick Falls Productions with the David Lynch Foundation.

Behind-the-scenes tour of Extreme Makeover

Posted on January 14th, 2012

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video tour with George Verschoor of the build site here in Knoxville!

Extreme Makeover hits season highs on ABC

Posted on January 9th, 2012

Despite the recent announcement that the long-running feel-good reality show will not be renewed, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition hit season-high ratings this past Friday, helping ABC to another strong night.

via press release:

Jumping week to week in Total Viewers (+48%) and Adults 18-49 (+40%), ABC hit an 11-week high on Friday night despite facing the Cotton Bowl on Fox – since 10/21/11. In fact, it was the Net’s 2nd-strongest Friday night this season on both Nielsen measures.

At 8 o’clock, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition took second against its non-sports competition, beating NBC’s first-run Chuck by 2.0 million viewers and by 40% in Adults 18-49.

* Up sharply over its most recent telecast 3 weeks ago, Home Edition generated season-highs for ABC in the time period with viewers and young adults.

Building on its lead-in at 9pm, a second installment of Home Edition ran neck-and-neck with CBS’ original CSI: NY among Adults 18-49 (pacing within 2-tenths of a rating point and tied in audience share), while beating the CBS drama by 10% among Adults 18-34.

* Scoring its 2nd-highest-ever numbers on Friday, Home Edition turned in a best-since-premiere performance on the evening with viewers and young adults – since 10/21/11.

The Emmy Award winning reality program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Fridays from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

George on KVUE-ABC

Posted on December 14th, 2011

George was recently interviewed by KVUE-ABC on set in Bastrop County, Texas.

Extreme Makeover is building a home for the Zdroj family, who lost their home in the Bastrop Complex Fire this past September.


George featured on AOL

Posted on November 28th, 2011

George Verschoor was recently featured on AOL’s “You’ve Got” series along with Brady Connell, the other Executive Producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. You can watch the video here.

Extreme Makeover: Neighborhood Edition

Posted on October 26th, 2011

George Verschoor and Brady Connell, Executive Producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, were interviewed by “Broadcasting & Cable”.

For the 200th episode of the series, the Extreme team is building 7 homes for 7 families in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri.  “It’s taken a massive amount of production coordination and logistical coordination. It’s like taking two armies and working together,” Verschoor said.

You can read the entire article here.

George Verschoor and Brady Connell on the set of Extreme Makeover in Joplin, Missouri.

TV Guide: 2-Hour Reality Shows are here to stay

Posted on October 7th, 2011

TV Guide recently interviewed George about the increasing number of two-hour broadcasts in unscripted programming. 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition executive producer George Verschoor says he relishes doing more expanded episodes: “In my show we always have far more content and extreme elements than can fit. Having the time in two hours to tell the story does present some challenges, but we make sure we format the show and pace it in order to keep the audience tuned in throughout the whole structure of the two hours.”

Read the entire article here.

‘The Real World: San Diego’ premiering tonight

Posted on September 28th, 2011


The 26th season of The Real World kicks off tonight at 10pm on MTV!

Featuring seven diverse and unique strangers, “San Diego sets the perfect backdrop for these seven strangers to get to know one another, and themselves, through a non-stop summer with stunning beaches, beautiful babes, and (of course) plenty of drama and hook-ups.

George Verschoor directed and produced the first four seasons of MTV’s genre-starting series The Real World.

Keeping things “Extreme” after nine seasons

Posted on September 25th, 2011

George Verschoor and Brady Connell, Executive Producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition were recently featured in an article on Realscreen.

Now in it’s ninth season, Extreme is premiering tonight at 7pm / 6 central with a 2-hour special featuring Michelle Obama and Rihanna.

You can read the article here.

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