Tollbooth is a reality TV and documentary production company founded by Kevin Lee on the principle that "real reality is better than scripted.” The company is focused on creating high-concept formats, documentaries and ensemble docuseries. Lee began his Tollbooth operation in 2008, after creating the groundbreaking non-fiction series, Murder, for Spike TV.


Tollbooth produced the survival competition series Stranded with a Million Dollars for MTV and the comedic docuseries Coach Charming for TLC. The format of Stranded was then adapted into a Spanish-language international competition series called Resistire' - which is broadcast in 20+ countries and currently totals 95 episodes. The company’s first series, Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love, aired on the Oxygen Network in 2008. Tollbooth also also produced programming for Spike TV, E!, VH1 and the Food Network.

Kevin Lee

Founder / Executive Producer


Prior to founding Tollbooth, Lee graduated from USC film school and directed, produced, shot and edited two nationally-broadcast PBS documentaries. He was also the Executive Producer and Showrunner of The Simple Life and The Rebel Billionaire: Richard Branson’s Quest for the Best for FOX. Lee has also served as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of The Real Housewives of Orange County for Bravo and The Real World for both MTV and then later for Facebook.