|George Verschoor 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 & ran the hybrid mystery series Murder in Small Town X for FOX, and created & ran the live music competition series Nashville Star, which 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. In addition, he 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 staring Jamie Kennedy. He also executive produced the award winning National Geographic documentary film Death on the Mountain: the Women of K2.
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. Currently, George and his company are developing and running shows for National Geographic Television.