The motorcycle building reality series will return this winter.
October 18, 2017
The Teutuls are heading back to TV. Discovery Channel announced today that American Chopper is being revived for a new season this winter. World-class motorcycle builders and father-son duo Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. are reuniting in an attempt to rebuild their relationship and reclaim their prominent bike brands.
It has been seven years since the original series was cancelled after a six-season run between 2003 and 2010. During its time on the air, the show was the cable network's top-rated original program, averaging an impressive 3.4 million viewers in its prime. A short-lived attempt at continuing the brand, entitled American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, was launched shortly after its original run, but lasted only two years.
Now, Paul Sr. has revamped Orange County Choppers by transforming the business into a complex complete with a shop, restaurant, bowling alley, and showroom. But the lofty price of the overhaul didn't come cheap, and he is burdened by high overhead and low foot traffic. Meanwhile, Paul Jr. has felt the effects of the struggling economy and worries about the future of his own shop.
Look for the new season of American Chopper in the new year, where the Teutuls will be back running Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, NY amidst their contrasting personalities and short deadline demands on their distinctive custom bikes.
10/19/17 at 10:20pm
We should all keep our fingers crossed that this show doesn't have a successful return...or even a mildly successful one. Because if it does, then it's almost a guarantee that the 2019+ schedule will be filled with nothing but recycled versions of even more canceled reality shows. And if you were to add the recycled shows to the new shows and the spinoffs of shows and the spinoffs of spinoffs of shows I'm pretty sure that t would herald the start of the apocalypse.
10/19/17 at 11:07am
They built a business on the backs of a show, turned the show into a marketing campaign for large corporations, and were surprised when people forgot they sold to the public. They are failing because they product became them fighting, and that became stale. If they are "Motorcycle builders" than they should be able to make money. They are reality show actors who can build a bike. My guess is that the "customers" will be Corporations again and when the show fails they will lose the place.
10/19/17 at 10:37am
I've give it a chance, but don't have high hopes for it sticking around. Reboots don't usually make it or live up to the original.
10/19/17 at 07:58am
You are right Steve S. A&E also use to be good to with interesting shows like biography and documentaries. Now it's all VIP shows. How is following live cops Art??
They should just make a channel for all the sows like this one and just bring back the good stuff.
10/18/17 at 04:45pm
Decades ago, MTV was about rock music videos and then it went pot. A decade and a half ago, Discovery, History, and Animal Planet likewise still had integrity. And about then, they all went to pot. American Chopper may be the perfect example of junk that brought down a channel to the lowest common demoninator. It used to be nature, science, history, discovery, education. Now it's personalities of dweebs like that thing that Sandra Bullock married.
10/18/17 at 03:02pm
I cannot wait!