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5 Shows After Dark: Are There Any Non-Surly Tow Truck Drivers?

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | June 11, 2012 | Comments ()


"Bunheads" on ABC Family at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. New scripted series about ballerinas.

"Chicagolicious" on Style at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. I swear, I like the song "Bootylicious" but if I had to pick between having that song and dealing with fricking '-licious' being tacked onto everything ever since, I might go with losing "Bootylicious". There are plenty of other songs I can dance around behind closed doors to.

"Top Gear" on BBCA at 9:00pm ET. Vinnie Jones is the guest.

"Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires" on Discovery at 10:00pm ET. This week's focus is on Nuestra Familia who are in the drug trade. I'm amazed these people are willing to go on camera, I would think that rule #1 for being an Outlaw would be not letting people with cameras within 100 yards of you, but I'm not an outlaw.

"Lizard Lick Towing" on TruTV at 10:00pm ET. Second season summer premiere. The promos for this seem to feature an awful lot of confrontations and I wonder how many of them are prompted by the producers rather than genuine disagreements. Also, I wonder if you can make a deal that if you stir shit up for the cameras you can get your car out of impound for free, because I'd totally do that despite my aversion to reality shows in general and looking like a jackass on camera in specific. Impound fees are a bitch.

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  • Scooter

    "Lizard Lick" is totally fake! We live in Raleigh, NC and my husband was at an event a few weeks ago and the guys from the show tried to recruit him to be on the show. They needed someone who could drive a bus and hubby has a commercial drivers license and they were telling him how much fun it could be and he could make up whatever identity he wanted, etc. We actually had never even watched the show before...we finally watched it last night and realized we were not missing anything!

  • BLA

    If Operation Repo was completely scripted, then this likely is too. That's a little bit of hope to hold on to.

  • Fredo

    Here's what I don't get: how is this a series? I get the voyeuristic thrill of seeing some fat meathead getting their rad ass truck towed and watching as he goes off, but after you've seen a few of those, you've kinda seen them all too.

    Although, to be fair, House employed the same "lather, rinse, repeat" strategy to plots for 8 seasons and no one seemed to mind.

  • Supafly

    That guy in the photo banner has quite the butch lesbianlicious haircut!

  • zeke_the_pig

    I'd be more concerned about the black hole event horizon that seems to be buried somewhere within the haircut, as that can be the only explanation as to how someone could have such a distorted cranium/jaw ratio.
    And if we accept the theory that matter that gets sucked into a black hole eventually gets regurgitated out of a white hole somewhere else in space, then the missing mass from this dude's skull finally provides an answer to the question that is David Coulthard's jaw.

  • mswas

    I must admit we have watched a couple episodes of Lizard Lick Towing. it has got to be fake, but we do get a kick out of yelling, "Bobby, Bobby, Bobby" after the guy in the pic yelling at his friend/employee.

  • bleujayone

    “Lizard Lick Towing”

    -They'd have been better off coming to Toronto and do a TV series on the rival tow truck mafias up here. Each towing company is VERY territorial, some of them employ biker gang members and many are known to spend more time going after one another and stealing each other's potential "clients" than doing their jobs. If nothing else you can snicker at one of the company's names; "Camel Towing". I am not making that up.

  • Guest

    Holy freak--this local girl had no idea about any of this. I have seen the Camel Towing trucks, however, with mine own eyes.

  • Clancys_Daddy

    They did that series already about two years ago.

  • bleujayone

    Really? Never saw such a thing. Closest I ever saw was watching them get into shoving matches on the news via phone footage on the news.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Even outlaws are susceptible to realityfamewhoreitis apparently. And lizard lick what the fuck I hate this gd world so much punch punch punch

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