Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including game, live event, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu-soaps and formatted reality, Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network , many cable networks and in over 32 countries around the world. Gurin is currently producing CMT’s all-time #1 original THE SINGING BEE, now in its fourth season (previously on NBC), SHARK TANK, for which he received a 2012 Emmy nomination and now in its third season on ABC and OH SIT! on The CW. He has numerous shows in development at NBC, ABC FAMILY, Syfy, Animal Planet, CMT and Fuse.
Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV’s REMOTE CONTROL and Nickelodeon’s DOUBLE DARE, MAKE THE GRADE and WILD AND CRAZY KIDS. He worked for more than 70 companies as a development executive and as a freelance writer/director/producer, before establishing his own company in 1997.
He went on to produce CBS’ CANDID CAMERA in prime time for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including TWENTY ONE, WEAKEST LINK, THE SINGING BEE, MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA. He wrote BEFORE THEY WERE STARS (ABC), and he produced six season’s of GSN’s all-time #1 original program LINGO. Other notable credits include NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE, TEST THE NATION, ON THIN ICE:THE DARK SIDE OF SKATING, WORLD’S MOST INCREDIBLE ANIMAL RESCUES, WHEN CAMERAS CROSS THE LINE and GREATEST CHRISTMAS MOMENTS OF ALL TIME (all for FOX), WANNA BET?, SHARK TANK (ABC), YOUR CHANCE TO DANCE (CMT), US OLYMPIC HALL OF FAME (NBC, USA), WOMEN ROCK, QUEEN FOR A DAY (Lifetime), ALL-NEW 3′s A CROWD, NATURALLY STONED (GSN) and JOAN AND MELISSA: LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET (Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and SAG Awards) (all for TV GUIDE).
Gurin serves on the Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives), and on the international Board of Directors for FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association). He developed and produces the prestigious TELEVISION ACADEMY HONORS for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with their annual TV ACADEMY HALL OF FAME.