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.