Lizard Lick Towing

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Lizard Lick Towing OF
LL Logo (pressroom).jpg
GenreReality
StarringRon "Ronnie" Shirley
Amy Shirley
Bobby Brantley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producer(s)Jessica Shreeve
Jo Inglott
Mike Gamson
Robyn Hutt
Location(s)Lizard Lick, North Carolina
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Zodiak USA
Broadcast
Original channeltruTV
Original runFebruary 7, 2011 (2011-02-07) – present
Chronology
Related showsAll Worked Up
External links
Website
 
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Lizard Lick Towing OF
LL Logo (pressroom).jpg
GenreReality
StarringRon "Ronnie" Shirley
Amy Shirley
Bobby Brantley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producer(s)Jessica Shreeve
Jo Inglott
Mike Gamson
Robyn Hutt
Location(s)Lizard Lick, North Carolina
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Zodiak USA
Broadcast
Original channeltruTV
Original runFebruary 7, 2011 (2011-02-07) – present
Chronology
Related showsAll Worked Up
External links
Website

Lizard Lick Towing is an American reality television series that is filmed in a cinema verité style but consists of scripted and dramatized performances by actors. The show is a spin-off of the truTV series All Worked Up, and follows Ron, Amy and their team of repossession agents as they recreate repossesion situations in Lizard Lick, North Carolina.

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History

Ron and Amy originally were going to be part of Wife Swap[1] but that fell through. The Lizard Lick Towing crew first appeared on the show All Worked Up on truTV. Ron Shirley started Lizard Lick Towing in 1998 with a single truck, along with Amy. In 10 years, the company grew to 15 staff members and a fleet of 20 trucks.[2] Bobby Brantley is Ron's friend and longtime coworker, who started out as a dissatisfied customer after Ron towed his truck, then began working at Lizard Lick to pay off his debt.[1][3]

In September 2009, the Time Warner owned TruTV cable television network became aware of a local towing and recovery company owned and operated by evangelist and Lizard Lick Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie Shirley and his wife Amy Shirley, called Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery.[4]

According to the Eastern Wake News, the television series got its start at the end of August 2008, when the station sent a cameraman down for one day of shooting and that was all it took for a contract to be written. Those at the network were merely scouting out prospects at the time, but after realizing Amy Shirley was not only a power lifter, but a mortician and co-owner of the recovery business they realized there was more color to the picture than originally anticipated.[5]

In addition, they soon discovered that Ronnie is a "walking reality show". Robyn Hutt, the truTV executive in charge of the show was quoted by the Raleigh News and Observer (the largest regional daily newspaper of the Research Triangle Area covering several counties in North Carolina) "We really fell in love with Lizard Lick". The Shirleys are "dynamic and entertaining characters".[6]

The television series following Ronnie and his company operations is called All Worked Up, and has a discussion forum, Ronnie's published poetry, interviews with the stars of the show, and further information including the scheduled show times.[7] Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Lizard Lick Towing segments on All Worked Up, truTV developed a new show solely dedicated to the charismatic Shirleys. Lizard Lick Towing is a half hour program that airs on the truTV network on Monday nights. The show premiered on February 7, 2011. The second season debuted on December 5, 2011. The third season premiered on January 21, 2013.[8]

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