CMT adds episodes for second 'Trick My Truck' season

| 5/3/2006

Fans of the Country Music Television network’s hit series “Trick My Truck” will have twice as much to love when it returns for a second season in September.

Todd Lewis, producer and director of “Trick My Truck,” told Land Line that the second season, which was originally slated for 12 episodes, will be expanded to 24 episodes – 16 more than the first season.

In addition to the extra episodes, the show will also appear on CMT’s On Demand and CMT Mobile services, Reuters reported.

Lewis said the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will be well-represented in the show’s second season. Because of confidentiality agreements, the names of the owner-operators who will have their trucks made over can’t be released at this time; however, Land Line can confirm that of the season’s 24 episodes, at least three will feature OOIDA members. In two of those three episodes, more than one member will be featured.

“Trick My Truck” became one of CMT’s most successful shows of all time when it debuted last season. The program, which showcases the Chrome Shop Mafia of Joplin, MO, giving jaw-dropping makeovers to owner-operator’s trucks, was officially picked up for a second season March 1.

According to CMT officials, the premiere episode of “Trick My Truck” last season was the highest-rated regularly scheduled premiere in the network’s history.

– By Aaron Ladage, staff writer