EXCLUSIVE: TruTV has renewed one of its top series, All Worked Up, for a third season and has greenlighted a spinoff series, Lizard Lick Towing, which centers on two of the breakout characters on the show – Ron and Amy Shirley of the North Carolina Lizard Lick towing and repo company. All Worked Up has received a 13-episode order while Lizard Lick Towing has been picked up for 6 episodes. Both series, from Zodiak USA (formerly RDF USA), are targeted for an early 2011 launch.
All Worked Up features a recurring cast of workers who get constantly yelled yet as they do their duties: from repossessing property to delivering court papers. Marc Juris, EVP and general manager of truTV called the docu-series “a really good place to incubate talent.” He expects other characters on the show who pop to get their own series the way Ron and Amy Shirley did. (the duo will also continue on All Worked Up.) “There wasn’t enough time to explore their work and their lives, their relationship and the crazy world they live in.” All Worked Up ranks as one of truTV’s strongest series, averaging 1.6 million viewers and 842,000 adults 18-49. Its Aug. 9, season finale scored truTV’s biggest audience of the summer among viewers (2.4 million) and adults 18-49 (1.4 million). Natalka Znak and Lauren Gellert serve as executive producers for for Zodiak USA, while Jo Inglott is co-executive producer. Znak, Zodiak’s chief creative officer, noted the company’s “great working relationship with truTV.” In addition to All Worked Up and now Lizard Lick, Zodiak also produces truTV’s newest hit Hardcore Pawn, which scored the network’s highest-rated premiere in August.