Automotive News is reporting that Spike TV is planning to roll out a new reality TV show that orbits around struggling car dealerships. The premise has the show's two hosts, Tom Stuker and Roe Hubbard, swooping in with just five days to turn lackluster sales into a success story.
So far, the network has eight episodes planned under the tentative title "Car Lot Cowboy." Sure, the world needs another reality TV show like it needs more famine, but we'll reserve judgment until the show airs sometime next year. Still, something tells us this isn't likely to enjoy the same success as the interminable "Survivor" franchise.

Spike TV is an MTV property, and is responsible for such gems as "Deadliest Warrior," "Manswers" and "Repo Games." "Car Lot Cowboy" should fit right in.


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      Bscar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will Gordon Ramsay be guest hosting a few episodes?
      ICantDrive88
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss King of Cars on A&E, that was a pretty realistic look at sales and funny.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Enough with this crap. And I am not saying that because this is ANOTHER reality show, but rather its the same reality show premise as so many other shows but with a different setting. Get some new damn ideas already! And on top of that the premise itself is fatally flawed because only an idiot would buy into the notion that you can turn a business around in 5 days. This stuff takes planning and preparation and if it involves remodeling the dealership/bar/restaurant/whatever it also involves drawings, permits, purchasing and labor. All that realistically takes more than 5 days. So its a sham that this stuff can get done in that time, and yet that's what the script tells them to say.
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      OverHaulin' is probably the best reality show out there. I am not a fan of all of Foose's designs, but he truly is a unique talent in the business. The stupid "pranks" are a bit repetitive, but content-wise its the best. No fake drama, No unnecessary tantrums and they do not cut corners or jerry-rig stuff (OCC) to get it to work. My biggest fear with this new show, is that there is going to be a lot of Paul Teutul Sr. moments to play it up for the camera. I've worked at a car dealership many years ago, there is nothing TV worthy in the day to day operation. Half of our day (salesman) was spent "debating" who was going to be the first to bang the hot new Dominican chica saleswoman. The other half was was dedicated to the more mundane tasks like selling cars, dodging Indian (or DOTs) customers (high demands, low commissions) and checking on your deliveries. There is always the occasional dust-up between sales persons over splitting the commission on deliveries. You work a customer, sometimes for more than two weeks before they actually buys the car. Customer shows up to pickup their car while you're on a test drive with another customer, another salesman had to hand them the keys and show them to the car. Now this jerk is demanding a 50% split in the commission. That could be as much as 3 - 5 hundred dollars depending on the car. The other thing is when the finance department blows your sale, by loading up the deal with after-sell or banging the customer out with super high interest rates and the customer walks.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DrEvil
        Is the best reality show? The show has been cancelled the past 5 years.
      Não Pirilamparás
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, that'll work…
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Não Pirilamparás
        It works with Bar Rescue. That's a really entertaining show.
      Tyler
      • 3 Years Ago
      sounds like the automotive version of Bar Rescue lol...should be pretty cool (:
      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't be too tough on reality TV... Its inexpensive to make, sells advertising, and people love it -- you know, like blogs.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds exactly like the movie "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard".
        CMusic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WillieD
        Funny movie at certain times. "The Goods" was originally supposed to be written by Will Ferrell (who did a cameo in "The Goods") and was supposed to be directed by the guy that directed "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy". Just imagine "The Goods" with the same cast and crew as"Anchorman"; it would have been so much better than it was. "The Goods" original name was "August Blowout" from all the late August sales by car dealers trying to move inventory out to make space for the next year models that come in September.
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @CMusic
          I did like the movie the way it was, but I could see it being better with the cast from "Anchorman". That movie was hilarious.
      Peter S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd watch it, those types of reality shows are great around 3 in the morning...
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Power Block and UFC is the only reason to ever watch Spike.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        1,000 Ways to Die? Manswers? Scream Awards? Guys Choice Awards? Auction Hunters? Ok, Auction Hunters is hokie at times, but it's still a good show.
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