via press release:
FAN-FAVORITE, PIT BOSS, RETURNS TO ANIMAL PLANET FOR SECOND SEASON WITH AN ORDER OF A DOZEN EPISODES THIS JANUARY
Animal Planet brings back larger-than-life and loveably loudmouthed Shorty Rossi, his pups and the Shortywood crew for a new season of the popular series PIT BOSS on January 29. Its debut season performed among the top-ten Animal Planet series this year to date, drawing in more than 12 million unique P2+ viewers and posting double-digit delivery gains versus year- ago timeslot levels among all key demos with noted growth among younger demos, W18-34 (+60%).
In the new season, Shorty drives his staff hard to keep afloat both Shortywood Inc., a talent management group for little people, and Shorty’s Rescue, his pit bull rescue effort. Though this ex-con is undoubtedly rough around the edges, Shorty’s an ambassador to the pit bull breed. He better hope for “Diplomatic Immunity” as this new season brings out the real-life drama within the workings of Shorty’s team of little people.
Twelve new episodes delve deeper into Shorty’s life, his crew and the pit bulls he saves. As Shortywood struggles financially, the situation is made worse as a former employee’s departure is felt by everyone in the office. Also, Shorty’s brave attempt to save a pit bull leaves him walking away from the situation in handcuffs and possibly facing more time in the slammer. And, Shorty enrolls himself in anger management classes in hopes of alleviating some of his problems.
While the second season offers new twists, daring rescues and interesting plotlines, the mission stays the same – Shorty and his team of little people must do everything in their power to dispel the common misconceptions that are often associated with little people and the lovable “underdogs” known as pit bulls.
PIT BOSS is produced for Animal Planet by Intuitive Entertainment. Mechelle Collins and Kevin Dill are executive producers for Intuitive Entertainment. Executive producer for Animal Planet is Erin Wanner.