Matt Kunitz

Matt Kunitz (born November 5, 1968) is an American television executive producer known for his work on reality television programming.wikipedia
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Fear Factor

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Kunitz was supervising producer of The Real World, one of the first reality television shows to gain a national audience, and was executive producer of NBC's Fear Factor. In March 2006, Kunitz left NBC Universal and began a new two year overall deal with, reality powerhouse, Endemol USA, producers of Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Big Brother.
It was initially hosted by comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan, produced by Matt Kunitz and David A. Hurwitz and directed by J. Rupert Thompson.

Wipeout (2008 American game show)

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Kunitz executive produced Wipeout, a stunt based competition he created for ABC.
The creators and executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen.

Celebrity Circus (American TV series)

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In 2008, Kunitz was the executive producer of Celebrity Circus for NBC.
The show is produced by Endemol USA with Matt Kunitz as executive producer and Rick Ringbakk as co-executive producer.

The One: Making a Music Star

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Kunitz's first assignment at Endemol was to adapt and executive produce Endemol's U.S. version of the singing competition "Operacion Triunfo" for ABC, retitled The One: Making a Music Star.
The show's executive producer was Fear Factor producer Matt Kunitz.

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Matt Kunitz (born November 5, 1968) is an American television executive producer known for his work on reality television programming.

The Real World (TV series)

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Kunitz was supervising producer of The Real World, one of the first reality television shows to gain a national audience, and was executive producer of NBC's Fear Factor.

Kevin Hart: What The Fit

On May 4, 2017, YouTube announced that Kunitz created and will executive produce "Kevin Hart: What The Fit."
Matt Kunitz, Kevin Hart, David Shumsky, Rebecca Shumsky Quinn, Pip Wells, Jeff Clanagan and Mark J. Harris serve as executive producers.

Candy Crush Saga

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On October 18, 2016, CBS announced that Kunitz created and will executive produce Candy Crush.
The show was produced by Lionsgate with executive producer Matt Kunitz, and with collaboration by Sebastian Knutsson, the creative developer of the first Candy Crush game.

100 People Who Are Screwing Up America

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Kunitz was named number 69 on Bernard Goldberg's list of 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.
Matt Kunitz (executive producer of Fear Factor and No.

Los Angeles Times

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In July 2008, the Los Angeles Times dubbed Kunitz "The King of Reality TV."

Dog Eat Dog (game show)

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While at NBC, Kunitz also was the executive producer of Dog Eat Dog and Late Friday and served as a consultant on Lost and Treasure Hunters.

Friday Night Videos

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While at NBC, Kunitz also was the executive producer of Dog Eat Dog and Late Friday and served as a consultant on Lost and Treasure Hunters.

Lost (game show)

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While at NBC, Kunitz also was the executive producer of Dog Eat Dog and Late Friday and served as a consultant on Lost and Treasure Hunters.

Treasure Hunters (TV series)

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While at NBC, Kunitz also was the executive producer of Dog Eat Dog and Late Friday and served as a consultant on Lost and Treasure Hunters.

Deal or No Deal

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In March 2006, Kunitz left NBC Universal and began a new two year overall deal with, reality powerhouse, Endemol USA, producers of Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Big Brother.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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In March 2006, Kunitz left NBC Universal and began a new two year overall deal with, reality powerhouse, Endemol USA, producers of Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Big Brother.

Big Brother (franchise)

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In March 2006, Kunitz left NBC Universal and began a new two year overall deal with, reality powerhouse, Endemol USA, producers of Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Big Brother.

Endemol

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Kunitz's first assignment at Endemol was to adapt and executive produce Endemol's U.S. version of the singing competition "Operacion Triunfo" for ABC, retitled The One: Making a Music Star. In March 2006, Kunitz left NBC Universal and began a new two year overall deal with, reality powerhouse, Endemol USA, producers of Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Big Brother. On March 26, 2010, Variety announced a new two-year deal between Endemol USA and Kunitz.

NBC

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In 2008, Kunitz was the executive producer of Celebrity Circus for NBC.

The New York Times

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Kunitz explained to The New York Times that Wipeout “turned out to be a real family show,” and that has led to its success.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

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On March 29, 2014, the series won the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show for the third year in a row.

Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Series

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On August 10, 2014, the series won the 2014 Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Series.

Variety (magazine)

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On March 26, 2010, Variety announced a new two-year deal between Endemol USA and Kunitz. On June 10, 2010, Variety announced that Kunitz will executive produce a new series for ABC, "101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow" On August 15, 2010, Wipeout was renewed for a fourth season.

101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow

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On June 10, 2010, Variety announced that Kunitz will executive produce a new series for ABC, "101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow" On August 15, 2010, Wipeout was renewed for a fourth season.