Motorcycle run ending for 'American Chopper'
Popular Discovery series to bid farewell in December
There's an unwelcome surprise on the chopping block for "American Chopper" fans. According to Entertainment Weekly, the series -- one of the Discovery Channel's most popular since debuting as a 2002 special -- has been canceled. The last episode will be a previously announced, four-way build-off special called "The Revenge," which will air live from Las Vegas on Dec. 11.
EW's report does not cite any specific reason for Discovery's decision. However, it notes that when the show was canceled before -- in 2010 by Discovery sister channel TLC -- "behind-the-scenes warring" was to blame. (Once the Teutuls -- Pauls Senior and Junior -- made up, TLC reordered the program as "American Chopper: Junior vs. Senior" before the series reverted to its original title and channel.)
"American Chopper" helped pioneer the family-based docu-soap. Building motorcycles may have been how this father and son made their name, but arguing is what made them TV stars.
Because the series came back to life once before, fans are holding out hope for another rebuild.
How do you feel about the news?
"American Chopper" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
I loved the show except for Jason Poole what an idiot . Vinnie is the man Paul Jr. isnt crap with out him. Wish they would bring back biker build off. I will miss it.
The show sure lasted a lot longer than I ever expected. Same thing from week to week....Paul Sr and Paul Jr. arguing, screaming and yelling at each other, etc. Paul Sr. breaking everything in site and acting like he was still on drugs, Jr. coming and going as he pleased without any reservations and taking advantage of the company wherever he felt like it. And Mikey, yeah Mikey, 30 years old+ and still answers to the name of Mikey...enough said about him but worthless and useless does come to mind. Most of the bikes they built were for nothing more than show and wouldn't make a long trip without breaking down or stopping for gas every 50 miles.
Stopped watching it years ago when there was more drama than Motorcycle building... Became pretty stupidm after a few seasons.