Don’t tell the cast and crew of Repo Games that reality television isn’t real. Back in April, during the filming of an episode, gunfire erupted on Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone, the hosts of the reality/trivia show. The shooting made headlines, and on Tuesday, July 12th. that infamous incident will be aired in a special episode that shows how it all went down.
Hollyscoop talked to Repo Games producer SallyAnn Salsano, whose reputation was established with the success of Jersey Shore.
Salsano said of the shooting incident: “It’s so crazy out there. I’m proud to say that is the most outrageous thing that’s happened to date.”
But that doesn’t mean there’s not still a ton of drama that goes down on Repo Games.
Salsano tells us: “You may or may not know what’s going to happen. I roll up to someone’s house, and I have no idea what I’m getting. As a producer, that’s something that’s nerve wracking.”
Basically, Repo Games allows people with repossessed vehicles win them back by answering a series of trivia questions. Salsano likens the premise of the show to Jay Leno’s bit, Jay Walking.
“It’s kind of like Jeopardy meets Jay Walking and you put it in a drink and mix it up,” she tells HS.
The hosts—Josh Lewis and Tom DeTone—are tough, and they have to be. Telling someone they’re about to lose their car never elicits a good reaction.
“My favorite thing is hearing everyone’s story about why their car is up for repossession and why we’re wrong,” Salsano tells HS.
Salsano continues that the reaction is usually pretty intense: “Anything from being chased with a pan, sprayed with bug spray. People driving their cars off the repo truck…this show’s the lottery.”
The series returns Tuesday night with new back-to-back episodes beginning at 11/10c on Spike.
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