truTV Ready to Serve Up Second Season of Intervention Southern-Style with Return of Hit Series SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS in October
truTV is gearing up for a second season of its hit series SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS. This exciting show with a Southern flair follows a former state trooper and his team as they go after people they believe are engaged in illicit activities. SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS, which is set to return with eight new episodes beginning in October, comes to truTV from ZOO Productions and Studio Lambert.
SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS centers on Jay Russell, a former state trooper and addiction expert. Whether it's a loved one consumed by drug addiction or a person stealing a boat for a naked joyride, when no one else can help, Russell and his team of highly trained investigators are ready to serve up some of what they call "Southern Justice." Russell's no-nonsense team includes surveillance, security and canine experts, as well as his sassy sidekick, England Simpson, who doesn't hesitate to let Jay know what's on her mind.
When it premiered in April, SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS set a record as truTV's most-watched series launch ever among viewers (1.80 million); adults 18-34 (416,000); and adults 18-49 (881,000). Throughout its initial run, the show consistently ranked among cable's Top 5 entertainment programs for the Monday 10-11 p.m. (ET) timeslot in delivery of viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. It also scored solid time-period growth in each of those demos.
SOUTHERN FRIED STINGS is executive-produced by Barry Poznick, John Stevens, Charles Steenveld, Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzman. For truTV, Robyn Hutt serves as executive in charge of production, with Diane Best serving as executive producer.
About ZOO Productions
With more than 1000 hours of original programming since its inception in 1994, ZOO Productions, a division of All3Media, has become one of the U.S.'s premier production companies for comedy-based reality programming. With the smash hit Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, ZOO Productions' programming can be seen in more than 150 countries worldwide. Their hit shows include MTV's Busted, Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly and the successful Spring Break franchise for MTV. Barry Poznick and John Stevens are the founders and co-CEOs of ZOO Productions, and Charles Steenveld is president.
About Studio Lambert
Studio Lambert, a division of All3Media, is a fast-growing independent production company based in London and Los Angeles. Its latest show, Undercover Boss for CBS, is the most popular new series of the 2009-10 television season. Previously, CEO Stephen Lambert created and executive-produced Wife Swap for ABC and Eli Holzman, who heads up Studio Lambert in Los Angeles, created and executive-produced Project Runway for Bravo.
truTV is television's destination for real-life stories told from an exciting and dramatic first-person perspective. Currently seen in 93 million U.S. households, the network is enjoying its best deliveries ever in key demographics. truTV features high-stakes, action-packed originals that give viewers access to places and situations they can't normally experience. truTV's primetime fan favorites include the original series Black Gold, Operation Repo, The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest� and Forensic Files. During the daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under the name In Session.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.