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With the world as its market, The Gurin Company is one of the leading independent creators, producers and distributors of non-scripted television, focusing on entertainment, game shows, live events and factual formats.
In fact, formats are at the heart of the company’s DNA. If it’s a format, it’s what we do. The Gurin Company and its founder (award winning producer/writer/creator Phil Gurin) have produced thousands of hours of original programming that has been seen on every major US broadcast and cable network, and in over 150 countries around the world. The top stars, producers, writers, directors and production teams have contributed to the quality brand that is TGC. And with joint creative ventures in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom (just to name a few), The Gurin Company looks everywhere in the world to share and explore first class content.
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What’s Going On

The Gurin Company Strikes Unscripted Development Deal With British Producer Strawberry Blond

June 24, 2020

The Gurin Company, run by Phil Gurin, whose credits include exec producing ABC’s Shark Tank, and rising British producer Strawberry Blond have teamed up to co-develop formats in the U.S. and UK.

The two companies are developing a number of alternative series and have already started pitching projects, including entertainment series 24 Hours From Here and The Wedding Race, reality show Malled In, and comedy dating format Comic Attraction, to broadcasters in the U.S. and UK.

The Gurin Company produces Canadian competition format Fridge Wars, which is heading to The CW this summer and previously produced NBC’s The Singing Bee.

Strawberry Blond TV, which is run by former Warner Bros and Disney exec Steve Wynne, produces BBC chart show The Playlist and Channel 4’s The Great Big Dig. The production company was recently named Best Place to Work by UK trade Broadcast.

Strawberry Blond CEO Steve Wynne, said, “Phil is the nicest and smartest person in TV, even though he’s American. We’re genuinely excited to be finally working together and not just drinking wine.”

Gurin added, “Apparently Steve runs the nicest place to work in British TV, which worries me about the state of the UK industry. Still, he and his team say they are enormously talented, so why not believe them? Plus, we have come up with some killer formats together, so there’s that.”

 

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The CW Acquires Four Alternative Series For Summer Lineup & Finalizes Premiere Dates

June 24, 2020

The CW has added a quartet of alternative acquisitions to its summer lineup and has set its remaining summer 2020 premiere dates.

Making their U.S. debuts this summer are horror whodunnit competition series Killer Camp on Thursday, July 16 (8 PM ET/PT), docuseries Being Reuben starring YouTuber Ruben de Maid on Friday, August 7 (9 PM ET/PT), comedy panel game Taskmaster on Sunday, August 2 (8 PM ET/PT), which will be followed by family-centric cooking competition Fridge Wars at 9 PM ET/PT.

They join previously announced scripted series Tell Me A Story and Coroner, both of which will premiere this summer and air through the fall.

Tell Me A Story will premiere Tuesday, July 28 at 9 PM; Coroner will debut Wednesday, August 5 at 9 PM. Additionally, the half-hour British comedy Dead Pixels has moved into The CW’s summer schedule, making its U.S. premiere on Tuesday, August 18 (8 PM ET/PT).

The CW also set several season finale dates. Burden of Truth‘s third season finale airs Thursday, July 9 (8 PM) followed by the second season finale of In the Dark at 9 PM. The season two finale of Bulletproof is set to air Wednesday, July 29 (9 PM) and DC’S Stargirl wraps its first season on Tuesday, August 11 at 8 PM.

Being Reuben stars 14-year-old Reuben de Maid, talented teen juggling social media stardom with real-life squabbling siblings, who became an internet sensation after shooting to fame following an appearance on Little Big Shots. The Welsh teenager is a singer, influencer and make-up expert. The docuseries follows Reuben as he grows into his glamorous new life, while still grounded in his reality at home in Wales with siblings Coco and Sonny, and his mother Vicky. Being Reuben takes a passionate look at how a loving family has given their special teen the strength to stand out.

Being Reuben hails from from Ricochet Ltd., a Warner Bros. International Television Production Company, and Krempelwood Ltd., with executive producers Emma Walsh of Ricochet, Blair Krempel and Mark Wood.

In Fridge Wars, top chefs compete to make an amazing feast using leftovers and ingredients found in your fridge in the culinary competition series. In each episode, two top chefs are pitted against one another with a challenge to create extraordinary meals using only the ingredients taken from the fridges of ordinary families.

Hosted by comedian Emma Hunter, Fridge Wars is co-produced and co-created by The Gurin Company and the CBC. The show is executive produced by Tracie Tighe (CBC) and Emmy winner Phil Gurin (The Gurin Company).

In horror whodunnit competition series Killer Camp, 11 British strangers are shocked to discover they are not going on a fun new reality show called “Summer Camp” but actually participating in an over-the-top “murder” mystery series called “Killer Camp.” Camp Counselor Bobby will be the first to tell you that everything at Camp Pleasant is picturesque and perfect… except the minor problem of the brutal murders. In typical reality show fashion, there will be camaraderie, sex appeal, and lots of backstabbing — only this time, literally. As the campers play games to earn cash during the day, each night one of them will meet their untimely demise in ever more extreme, hilarious and inventive way.

Executive produced by Steph Harris, Killer Camp is from Tuesday’s Child and originally aired on ITV2.

Taskmaster is an International Emmy and triple BAFTA nominated comedy game show starring comedian and actor Greg Davies in the title role of the all-powerful Taskmaster, who issues simple comedic and bizarre tasks to five regular contestants – usually comedians – with Alex Horne (the show creator) acting as the Taskmaster’s assistant. The tasks – usually performed in isolation, but occasionally in teams – are designed to encourage the players to think laterally and creatively.

Taskmaster is from Avalon (Breeders, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Catastrophe) with executive producers Alex Horne, Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday and Andy Devonshire (who also serves as the series’ director) with Hilary Rosen for UKTV.

 

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What We've Done

  • NBC
  • GSN
  • Singing Bee
  • CMT
  • NAACP Image Awards Show
  • Miss Universe 2009 Bahamas
  • Miss Universe 2005 Thailand
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Who Does What

  • Phil Gurin
    President/CEO
    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 entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, 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 100 countries around the world.

    Award-winning Producer and Writer Phil Gurin has been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Under his brand, The Gurin Company is responsible for executive producing, creating and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event, game, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, factual, dramatic re-enactment, docu-soaps, and formatted reality. Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks, and in over 185 countries around the world.

    Gurin has won four Prime Time Emmy Awards as an Executive Producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an international Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) for the comedy game show Oh Sit! which he co-created for The CW. The Singing Bee (NBC) is one of the Top 30 most produced original formats in the world.

    Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV’s Remote Control and on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Make the Grade and Wild and Crazy Kids. Establishing his own company in 1997, he went on to produce CBS’ Candid Camera in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including TwentyOne, Weakest Link, The Singing Bee, Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. Other live events include Women Rock (Lifetime), US Olympic Hall of Fame (USA, NBC), New Year’s Eve Live!, Test the Nation, KISS Live! (FOX), and Joan and Melissa: Live from the Red Carpet (TVGN).

    Other noteworthy credits include: Miss America, Wanna Bet (ABC), So You Think You’d Survive? (Weather Channel), Your Chance to Dance, The Singing Bee (revival) and Win, Lose Or Pawn (CMT), and GSN’s all-time original hit Lingo. He has produced dozens of other specials and series, including When Cameras Cross The Line, World’s Most Incredible Animal Rescues, On Thin Ice: The Dark Side of Skating, All-Time Funniest Christmas Moments (FOX), Queen for a Day (Lifetime), Split Second Decision (MSNBC), Dancing Fools (ABC Family), Avenging Evil (Nat Geo), Holocaust: The Revenge Plot (Channel 4 – UK) and Beyond The Tank (ABC).

    He developed and produces the prestigious Hall of Fame for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Along with Reggie Hudlin, Gurin is Executive Producer of the NAACP Image Awards and Image Awards Live Red Carpet shows for TV One. He was also President, Unscripted & Alternative, for Global Road Television.

    Gurin serves on the Executive Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives) where he developed the NATPE REALITY annual conference and market; is Co-Chairman of the international non-profit organization FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association) and was recently elected by the Television Academy to serve on the Executive Committee of the Producers’ Peer Group. He moderates panels and speaks frequently on the topics of global television and format rights, creation and protection.

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 entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, 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 100 countries around the world.

Award-winning Producer and Writer Phil Gurin has been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Under his brand, The Gurin Company is responsible for executive producing, creating and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres including live event, game, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, factual, dramatic re-enactment, docu-soaps, and formatted reality. Gurin’s shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks, and in over 185 countries around the world.

Gurin has won four Prime Time Emmy Awards as an Executive Producer on ABC’s Shark Tank, and an international Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) for the comedy game show Oh Sit! which he co-created for The CW. The Singing Bee (NBC) is one of the Top 30 most produced original formats in the world.

Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV’s Remote Control and on Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Make the Grade and Wild and Crazy Kids. Establishing his own company in 1997, he went on to produce CBS’ Candid Camera in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including TwentyOne, Weakest Link, The Singing Bee, Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA. Other live events include Women Rock (Lifetime), US Olympic Hall of Fame (USA, NBC), New Year’s Eve Live!, Test the Nation, KISS Live! (FOX), and Joan and Melissa: Live from the Red Carpet (TVGN).

Other noteworthy credits include: Miss America, Wanna Bet (ABC), So You Think You’d Survive? (Weather Channel), Your Chance to Dance, The Singing Bee (revival) and Win, Lose Or Pawn (CMT), and GSN’s all-time original hit Lingo. He has produced dozens of other specials and series, including When Cameras Cross The Line, World’s Most Incredible Animal Rescues, On Thin Ice: The Dark Side of Skating, All-Time Funniest Christmas Moments (FOX), Queen for a Day (Lifetime), Split Second Decision (MSNBC), Dancing Fools (ABC Family), Avenging Evil (Nat Geo), Holocaust: The Revenge Plot (Channel 4 – UK) and Beyond The Tank (ABC).

He developed and produces the prestigious Hall of Fame for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Along with Reggie Hudlin, Gurin is Executive Producer of the NAACP Image Awards and Image Awards Live Red Carpet shows for TV One. He was also President, Unscripted & Alternative, for Global Road Television.

Gurin serves on the Executive Board of Directors for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives) where he developed the NATPE REALITY annual conference and market; is Co-Chairman of the international non-profit organization FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association) and was recently elected by the Television Academy to serve on the Executive Committee of the Producers’ Peer Group. He moderates panels and speaks frequently on the topics of global television and format rights, creation and protection.

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  • Phil GurinPresident/CEO
  • 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 entertainment, game, live events, music, dance, 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 100 countries around the world.
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