Operation Repo

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Operation Repo
OperationRepo.jpg
Also known asOperación Repo (2006–2008)
GenreDocudrama
Created byLuis Pizarro
Directed byLuis Pizarro
StarringSonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated byJordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composerAlvaro Morello
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11[1]
No. of episodes286[2]
Production
Executive producer(s)Luis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Running time30 min.
Production company(s)EGA Productions
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo (2006–2008)
truTV (2008–2014)
Original runas Operación Repo
October 2006-2008
as Operation Repo
March 31, 2008[3] – February 5, 2014
 
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Operation Repo
OperationRepo.jpg
Also known asOperación Repo (2006–2008)
GenreDocudrama
Created byLuis Pizarro
Directed byLuis Pizarro
StarringSonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated byJordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composerAlvaro Morello
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11[1]
No. of episodes286[2]
Production
Executive producer(s)Luis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Running time30 min.
Production company(s)EGA Productions
Broadcast
Original channelTelemundo (2006–2008)
truTV (2008–2014)
Original runas Operación Repo
October 2006-2008
as Operation Repo
March 31, 2008[3] – February 5, 2014

Operation Repo (formerly known as Operación Repo) is an American television program that depicts the world of car repossession with a team that portrays fictionalized tales of repossessions from California's San Fernando Valley.[4] Similar to another truTV show, Southern Fried Stings, the series is filmed in a cinema verité style but consists of scripted and dramatized performances by actors. The show is filmed by recreating scenes in which the cast conducts repossessions of automobiles for finance companies. In the show they also perform repossessions of other exotic and strange items such as luxury boats, planes, limousines, motorcycles, ATVs, Zambonis, ice cream trucks, tow trucks, buses, trucks, expensive bicycles, hot air balloons, wood chippers, forklifts, and tanning beds.

Re-enactment and authenticity

Operation Repo consists of what are purported to be actual stories of repossession incidents; however, the show depicts scripted and dramatized re-enactments in which the cast "recreates" incidents using actors and staged action footage.[5][6] There is a disclaimer at the beginning and end of the show which says: "The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities... and some honor".

Broadcast history

Operation Repo was first produced in a Spanish-language version, Operación Repo on Telemundo in October 2006, becoming the number-one rated show on the network.[7] The show later crossed over to English-language and moved to truTV, where it has been airing since March 31, 2008.

The eleventh season premiered on March 23, 2013 and the last episode of season eleven so far premiered on June 16, 2013 . Operation Repo also airs on OLN in Canada and RTL7 in the Netherlands, and on 7mate In Australia. In Spain it airs on Energy, in Norway on Viasat 4, in Italy on Italia 2 and in the United Kingdom it airs on DMAX.

The eleventh season resumed on December 18, 2013 and has concluded, along with the series, on February 5, 2014.

Cast

Sonia's Team [May 2013–2014]
Matt & Froy's Team [2011]
Former Cast

Production

References

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