Operation Repo

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Operation Repo
Also known asOperación Repo (2006–2008)
Created byLuis Pizarro
Directed byLuis Pizarro
StarringSonia Pizarro
Froylan 'Froy' Tercero
Lyndah Pizarro
Matt Burch
Narrated byJordan Emil Mueller
Theme music composerAlvaro Morello
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes286[1]
Executive producersLuis Pizarro
Tariq Jalil
Francisco Aguilar
Running time30 min.
Production companiesArietis A/V
EGA Productions
Original release
ReleaseOctober 2006 (2006-10) –
2008 (2008)
ReleaseMarch 31, 2008 (2008-03-31) –
February 5, 2014 (2014-02-05)

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.[2]

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.[3][4]

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.[5] The show later crossed over to English-language and moved to truTV, where it started airing on March 31, 2008.

Operation Repo also airs on OLN in Canada and RTL7 in the Netherlands and on One 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 concluded, along with the series, on February 5, 2014.[6]


Sonia's team (May 2013 – 2014)

  • Sonia Pizarro - herself (boss) (2006–2014) (died 2023)[7]
  • 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, Jr. - himself (new hire) (2012–2014) (died 2018)[8]
  • Ronnie Lee - himself (new hire) (2012–2014)

Matt and Froy's team (2011)

  • Matt Burch (2011)
  • Froylan 'Froy' Tercero (2011)

Former cast

  • Luis 'Lou' Pizarro - himself (boss, retired in episode 6 of season 11) (2006–2013)
  • 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 respectively, fired and arrested for DUI in 2009, fired in 2012 for wrecking a semi and a car) (2009, 2012)


  • 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)


  1. ^ "Operation Repo - Episode Guide - MSN TV". Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  2. ^ ""Operation Repo: About the Show" on truTV.com". Archived from the original on 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  3. ^ Braxton, Greg (May 29, 2011). "Making a case for truTV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Dehnart, Andy (May 31, 2010). "truTV executives think we don't care that some of their shows are fake". RealityBlured.com. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Operación Repo website". Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
  6. ^ Operation Repo (the English Show) Premiers Tonight on truTV
  7. ^ "'Operation Repo' Star Sonia Pizarro Dead at 60: 'Will Always Have a Place in My Heart'". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2023-10-26.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (2018-06-25). "Carlos Lopez Jr. Dies: 'Operation Repo' Actor Was 35". Deadline. Retrieved 2023-10-26.

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