Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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BRADY CONNELL, executive producer
Two-time Emmy recipient Brady Connell serves as executive producer and showrunner for the ninth season of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Before this, Connell was supervising producer of "The Amazing Race" (Emmy recipient) and "Eco-Challenge: Borneo" (Emmy nomination), and senior producer on "Survivor" (Emmy-winning season).
Connell’s other executive producing credits include the highly-rated "Outback Jack," "No Boundaries" and "Street Racing: Pedal to the Metal." Additional credits include: "Rescue 911," "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol," "Beach House," "Wild Things" and "America's Funniest People."
Co-owner of production house Base Camp Films based in Santa Monica, CA, Connell is a graduate of UCLA and has been an instructor for the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies Program since 1999.
The once competitive catamaran sailor and snow ski racer has traveled extensively -- to all 50 U.S. states and over 50 countries. At home, Connell enjoys his free time with his wife and two children.
GEORGE VERSCHOOR, executive producer
George Verschoor, a true pioneer in reality programming, joined ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last season as executive producer and showrunner. An Emmy nominee, Verschoor developed, produced and directed the first four seasons of groundbreaking series "The Real World" and the acclaimed special, "A Tribute to Pedro Zamora." He then went on to produce and direct other series, including "Fear," "Undressed, Now What?" and the original slacker comedy, "Austin Stories."
In 2001 Verschoor founded Hoosick Falls Productions. He created and executive-produced the first-ever reality/scripted hybrid, "Murder in Small Town X." He then produced the award-winning documentary "The Women of K2." In addition, Verschoor has created and executive-produced the live music competition "Nashville Star," along with multiple other musical series and specials, including the hip hop comedies "Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up" and "Shwayze."
Most recently Verschoor has produced "Scrappers," and is executive-producing the David Lynch Foundation’s star-studded charity concert event, "Change Begins Within," headlined by Sir Paul McCartney and featuring Ringo Starr, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Seinfeld and Sheryl Crow.
Verschoor is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he now serves on the Advisory Board of the Newhouse School of Communications. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.