December 9, 2012
Discovery series American Chopper will be airing its final episode this Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The network has decided to end the show's run after 10 years and 233 episodes.
Known as one of the first family-based reality shows on television, the series followed Paul Teutul and his son building custom motorcycles. Cameras captured all the goings on, including the frequent disagreements between the two men. The show launched in 2002 and ran on Discovery until moving to the network's sister channel TLC in 2008. A couple of years later the show was actually cancelled due to behind-the-scenes issues between the Teutuls. After both sides eventually made amends, the show re-launched in 2010 as American Chopper: Junior vs. Senior and ran briefly before finally returning to its original title and network.
The series ends this Tuesday with a four-way bike build-off special called The Revenge, and will air live from Las Vegas, NV.