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CMT plucks more ‘Truck’

Net tackles more 'Trick' to rival 'Ride'

HOLLYWOOD — CMT has greenlit a second season of auto-makeover show “Trick My Truck” — the net’s answer to MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” — ordering up 12 new episodes.

Renewal comes after just five airings and builds on the initial eight-episode pickup.

Since its Feb. 3 premiere, “Trick My Truck” has delivered ratings 187% higher than CMT’s primetime average. Finale airs March 10.

CMT veep of programming and development Paul Villadolid chalked up the show’s quick renewal to its “seamless fit with our country music audience. It ranks as one of the top shows on the network.”

“The key is that we’ve been able to find truck drivers with such great, heartfelt stories, and it’s gratifying to us and our audience to see their dreams come true,” he said.

New segs premiere this fall. Production begins this spring.

Varuna Films’ Jason Morgan and Rob Zazzali and CMT’s Melanie Moreau exec produce.