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Operation Repo

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Operation Repo
Also known as Operación Repo (2006–2008)
Genre Docudrama
Created by Luis Pizarro
Directed by Luis Pizarro
Starring Sonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated by Jordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composer Alvaro Morello
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11[1]
No. of episodes 286[2]
Executive producer(s) Luis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) EGA Productions
Original channel Telemundo (2006–2008)
truTV (2008–2014)
Original release as 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.


Sonia's Team [May 2013–2014]
  • Sonia Pizarro - herself (boss) [2006–2014]
  • Lyndah Pizarro - herself (Sonia's niece) [2008–2014]
  • Froylan 'Froy' Tercero - himself (Sonia's ex-husband) [2006-2011, 2011–2014]
  • Matt Burch - himself (family friend) [2006-2009, 2009-2011, 2011-2014]
  • Carlos Lopez - himself (new hire) [2012–2014]
  • Ronnie Lee - himself (new hire) [2012–2014]
Matt & Froy's Team [2011]
  • Matt Burch [2011]
  • Froylan 'Froy' Tercero [2011]
Former Cast
  • Luis 'Lou' Pizarro - himself (Boss) [2006–2013] He retired in the episode 6 of season 11.
  • Roberto 'Rob' Pizarro - (Lou's cousin, filled in for Matt & Froy when they temporarily left Lou's team.) [2011]
  • Vanessa Gomez (on the team when the show aired on Telemundo; replaced by Lyndah when the show moved to truTV) [2006-2008]
  • Mike (joined when Matt left the first time, left while on the show after a dispute with the R.O.) [2009]
  • Ashley Burch - herself (Matt's daughter, secretly went on repos with Matt.) [2011]
  • Frankie - himself (Came to fill in for Matt & Froy in 2009 and 2012, fired and arrested for DUI in 2009, fired in 2012 for wrecking a semi and a car)]


  • Tariq Jalil - Executive Producer
  • Francisco Aguilar - Executive Producer/Director
  • Luis Pizarro - Executive Producer/Creator
  • Stephen A. Phillips - Consulting Producer
  • Angel Annussek - Executive Producer (in association with truTV)
  • Lars Casteen - Associate Producer (in association with truTV)


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