"Ma's Roadhouse" (truTV) is a reality docu-series that takes viewers behind the scenes of the world-famous Strokers empire, a combination bar, motorcycle shop and tattoo parlor, owned and operated by Rick Fairless, with his 71-year-old mother, Sharon Fairless, affectionately known as Ma, serving as the bar manager. "Ma's Roadhouse" is where folks in Dallas, looking for some Texas-sized fun, go.

Rick is a long-haired, tie-dye-wearing former paint salesman who quit his job of 20 years to open a motorcycle shop. Next door, he later opened the Strokers Ice House, a bar and grill that has since become one of the South's premier biker hangouts. Today, people come from miles around to enjoy a burger and a cold beer while they check out the curves on the bikes in Rick's showroom, as well as on Strokers' bikini girls.

Rick owns Strokers, while Ma, a chain-smoking, hard-drinking woman who never hesitates to speak her mind in her distinct gravelly voice, serves as the bar manager. They are joined by Susan Fairless, Rick's wife and Strokers' office manager; Lena Fairless, Rick's daughter, who recently joined the staff at Strokers; Meghan, the hard-working marketing and events coordinator; and Debbie, who handles Strokers' "bikini babes."

Each episode of "Ma's Roadhouse" focuses on the often-wild dynamic as Rick tries to keep business booming and his difficult-to-please mother happy. The result is a Texas-sized show packed with more spice than a pot of chili.

"Ma's Roadhouse" follows on the heels of truTV's tremendous success with the South Dakota-set biker bar series Full Throttle Saloon. "Ma's Roadhouse" comes to truTV from AMS Pictures, with Andy Streitfeld ("Race Car Driver") and Strokers owner Rick Fairless serving as executive producers. Brad Osborne serves as senior producer, while Jessica Schoenbaechler and Kim Clemons serve as producers. For truTV, Robyn Hutt is executive in charge of production, with Anthony Horn as executive producer and Julie K. Morris as senior associate producer.


Network: truTV
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: September 15, 2010
Seasons: 1
Production Company: AMS Pictures

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