truTV's Hit Series 'Lizard Lick Towing' Returns with 2.7 Million Viewers

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June 12th, 2012

via press release:

truTV’s hit series Lizard Lick Towing returned last night with an outstanding 2.7 million viewers, along with 1.5 million adults 18-49, the show’s biggest demo delivery ever. Lizard Lick Towing also ranked among basic cable's Top 5 programs in the 10 p.m. half hour with total viewers, adults 18-34, adults 18-49, men 18-34 and men 18-49.

One of truTV's most popular shows, Lizard Lick Towing follows the towing and repo company owners Ron and Amy Shirley as they repossess vehicles and machinery on behalf of lien holders – a difficult and often unpleasant task, to say the least. Ron is the hulking, tattooed owner of Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery. He and his best friend Bobby must go about the difficult task of tracking down and repossessing property, often coming face-to-face with irate owners. His wife Amy, a former champion power lifter, works the main office, where the owners often bring heated demands that property be returned. This season on Lizard Lick Towing, Ron and Amy’s business is threatened by a rival tow operation.

"Lizard Lick Towing has really captured the attention of truTV's fans with its wild and outrageous adventures, as well as its memorable nuggets of Ron's homespun wisdom," said Marc Juris, executive vice president and chief operating officer of truTV.

Lizard Lick Towing comes to truTV from Zodiak USA, producers of the hit truTV series Hardcore Pawn and All Worked Up. Mike Gamson and Jo Inglott serve as the executive producers for Zodiak USA. For truTV, Anthony Horn serves as executive in charge of production and Jon Crowley serves as executive producer.

About Zodiak USA
Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media Group, one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film and new media. Zodiak USA’s credits include Secret Millionaire (ABC), Wife Swap (ABC), Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC), Hardcore Pawn (truTV) and Real Deal (History). Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 17 countries including the US, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 10,000 hours of content.

About truTV
truTV, one of cable’s fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Hardcore Pawn, Full Throttle Saloon, Lizard Lick Towing, Storage Hunters, Impractical Jokers, Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Black Gold and World's Dumbest…, as well as the acquired hit Wipeout. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  • joethehobo

    Posts like this make me want to hang my head down and rock back and forth in distress. Seriously? A show about TOWING?? ‘Returning’? Meaning it was so successful the first season that they brought it back? Getting your car towed seems like such a tedious and unpleasant task- Why in the world would I want to watch someone else get their car towed? Stuff like this is killing network television and there is no end in sight. In fact, it’s just going to get worse.

    Alright. I’ll get off my soap box and stop complaining. But just one more time: SERIOUSLY? A show about TOWING?? Really??

  • Bjm

    It’s not just a show about towing. It’s a stupid show about towing. Trutv seems to thrive on these. I don’t know why.

  • jew

    joethehobo, u @ mc ds using there free wifi drinking free water again bro? You are upset because you prob got licked.
    its a great show and they deserve to be respected they do a hard job and risk thier lives daily. people like myself respect them, I PAY my bills, nothing comes for free in life including a vehicle. YOU DON’T PAY YOU GET LICKED!

  • Filirican

    Best show ever!! Keep up the good work..

  • Deborah

    If you don’t pay – it don’t stay. Sorry but that’s how it is. Yes, it is a dangerous job. My husband and I live this life every day. The fastest way to get on your feet is to miss two car payments. That’s the reality of it.

  • Candace

    If you don’t like the show, use your remote (you must be a yankee and enjoy Jersey Shore). I live 3 miles from Lizard Lick and I think it is a great show.

  • joethehobo

    @Jew, Not that it matters, but I have never had my car towed. Even if I did, it still doesn’t seem like a very interesting event in my life. The reason why I think the show is stupid, though admittedly, I have not seen it, is because the premise of a towing company reality show IS stupid. There’s just no way around that. These reality shows are cheap to produce, easy to edit, and as long as they find an audience of about .03 share, they’ll get a renewal. It’s bad for television and it’s just bad for the creative form in general.

    However, it’s not people like me who this show is interested in grabbing. If this show can grab enough viewers to warrant a second season, more power to it. Obviously the low brow content works for some people.

  • Jill

    I love the show! Tru entertainment!!!!

  • Phillip

    Joe get a life they had millions of people watch it so I guess you think Scooby DOO should be on prime time ………….grow up…….Best show on tv

  • Phillip

    joethehobo……….I think you are stupid downing something that you have never watch ………SERIOUSLY????????

  • Barry

    I love you Amy! Haha

  • TimsDale4ever

    Let’s don’t stop here. Let’s have a show about who can go the longest without a bath. Several families can compete against each other for a cash prize. I’m with you Joe — tv has gone straight to BS!

  • greenmantis

    So, it returned with 2.7 million viewers. I guess there are 2.7 million inbred, trailer-trash, morons in this country then.

  • Michelle

    I love watching the show and Amy you have a beautiful family and God bless you all

  • sharon

    For all you people that don;t like the show…turn the channel. It’s not mandatory that you watch. Pure and simple.

  • chris

    I watch this show all the time,i enjoy watching it,i agree with another comment on here from sharon,if you don’t like the show then don’t watch it.I don’t even waste my time posting anything about a show i don’t watch.sounds like some people out there have nothing better to do with their time than watch tv shows they dont like and then bitch about it on here.

  • rosie

    i have to know! do think of his own saying. because what comes out his mouth be amaze me. i have to know. my boyfriend thinks that people tell him to say thing like that. i think that is have he talk.

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