Billy the Exterminator with Billy Bretherton returns to A&E tonight with a brand new season after a nearly five-year hiatus. The last season of Billy the Exterminator aired in the U.S. on the A&E network back in 2012. CMT Canada then picked up expert exterminator Billy Bretherton for a new show, Billy Goes North, that premiered in September 2016. A&E is airing Billy Goes North as a new season of Billy the Exterminator tonight, much to the delight of U.S. fans who have wondered for the last five years what really happened to Billy Bretherton.
Fans fell in love with Billy Bretherton in The Exterminators back in 2009, with the series premiere on A&E. The Exterminators became such a hit that A&E renewed the reality TV series with a new name for five more full seasons. According to Zap2it March 2010, the second season, titled Billy the Exterminator, had a record-breaking season debut for A&E, adding that the season premiere garnered over two million viewers, which was 50 percent more viewers than the entire Season 1 average.