Fans of Lizard Lick Towing have been licking their chops, waiting impatiently for the new season of their favorite truTV reality show to come back with new episodes; in January, they will get what they have been waiting for since last season’s jaw-dropping cliffhanger.
truTV is hitching up a third season of the hit show Lizard Lick Towing. Named after the Shirleys’ Wendell, N.C., company, the series follows Ron and Amy Shirley, along with Ron’s best buddy, Bobby Brantley, as they brave the world of towing, recovery and repossession. Season 3 of Lizard Lick Towing is slated to premiere Monday, Jan. 21, on truTV.
One of truTV’s most popular shows, Lizard Lick Towing has drawn more than 2.8 million viewers in its second season. It has also ranked among basic cable's Top 5 programs in its timeslot with total viewers and key adult and male demos, including adults 18-49 (1.7 million); adults 18-34 (881,000); men 18-49 (870,000); and men 18-34 (470,000). Earlier this year, the show scored truTV's most-watched telecast ever with adults 18-34.
At the center of Lizard Lick Towing is Ron Shirley, 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. Ron's wife Amy, a former champion power lifter, works the main office, where the owners often bring heated demands that property be returned.
Troubles, Those Shirleys Have Troubles
Last season during Lizard Lick Towing, Ron and Amy’s business was threatened by a rival tow operation. If that’s not bad enough, a bet between Ron and Bobby turned the tables as Bobby tried his hand at running Lizard Lick. Meanwhile, Amy decided to return to the world of competitive mixed martial arts.
Season 2 also introduced Ron's trouble-making cousin Johnnie. The two were especially tight as kids, although Johnnie was thought to be a bad influence on Ron, and the two were always getting into trouble. When Johnnie came to Lizard Lick looking for a job, he instantly created problems with Amy and Bobby. The chaos came to a head when Johnnie committed a potentially unforgivable act of betrayal: putting the moves on Amy.
But, the biggest worry of all for fans came at the end of the season when Ron, tired and frustrated, decided to just sell the business and move on to something else. Fans have been concerned during the off-season that perhaps there would not be a new season—after all, if there is no more Ronnie, Amy and Bobby at Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery, there simply is no more Lizard Lick Towing on truTV, as far as most fans are concerned.
What happened over the off-season? Is the show safely in the hands of the Shirleys? Or, in fact, does Lizard Lick Towing & Recovery have a new owner?
The new season of Lizard Lick Towing is scheduled to premiere on truTV on January 21.
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