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Endemol Shine North America Signs Veteran Unscripted Producer Michael Heyerman to Executive Producer Deal

October 23, 2018—Endemol Shine North America has signed accomplished unscripted producer and development executive Michael Heyerman to an executive producer deal, it was announced today by DJ Nurre, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Original Series, Endemol Shine North America.

Heyerman, who most recently served as showrunner on “MasterChef Jr.—Road To The Finale,” will serve as one of Endemol Shine North America’s executive producers on the studio’s upcoming series “Big Bounce Battle” for FOX. Heyerman is also working closely with Nurre and the team at Endemol Shine North America on other current series.

“Michael possesses the rare combination of having a strong creative vision and the ability to physically execute that vision at the highest level,” says Nurre. “We will be leaning heavily on his expertise to develop new ideas, as well as help shepherd our rapidly expanding current slate of shows. He’s a great addition to our team.”   

“I am honored to be joining one of the most elite unscripted departments in our industry,” says Heyerman. “Great storytelling is the key to every show worth watching and I look forward to developing and delivering many of them alongside Cris Abrego, Sharon Levy, DJ and the impressive team of producers here at Endemol Shine North America.”

Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Heyerman was part of NBC’s development Brain Trust team at Universal Television, guiding original unscripted projects to air. Prior to his work at Universal Television, Heyerman served as a consulting producer on Endemol Shine’s hit music competition series “Best.Cover.Ever.” for YouTube.

Heyerman was recently co-executive producer on “The F Word” at FOX, “To Tell The Truth” at ABC and “Super Human” at FOX. His other credits include serving as supervising producer on “Millionaire Matchmaker” for Bravo and “Sing Your Face Off” at ABC, as well as senior producer on FOX’s “X Factor” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Earlier this month, FOX announced it had picked up “Big Bounce Battle,” the ultimate physical game show featuring contestants racing the clock and gravity, as they try to conquer a spectacular trampoline obstacle course. Heyerman, alongside Nurre and Endemol Shine North America’s President of Unscripted & Scripted Television Sharon Levy, will serve as executive producers on “Big Bounce Battle.” The series was originally created by Endemol Shine Netherlands and co-developed with Endemol Shine Germany for RTL.


Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Paramount Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Below Deck (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle (VH1), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Fear Factor (MTV), Mira Quien Baila (Univision), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime), Trading Spaces (TLC) and upcoming Deal or No Deal (CNBC), LOL (Amazon), Masked Singer (FOX), Big Bounce Battle (FOX) and Utopia (Amazon).

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