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Discovery Channel axes “American Chopper”

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, November 22, 2012

Okay… I couldn’t resist writing a cute & punny line.

Discovery Channel Cancels American Chopper After 10 Years

By Robyn Ross, TV GUIDE
Published 6:54 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Discovery Channel has canceled American Chopper after 10 years, Entertainment Weekly reports.

“After 10 years and 233 episodes of incredible, riveting reality television, American Chopper will be ending its run,” Eileen O’Neill, president of Discovery and TLC Networks, said. “This series was one of the very first family-based reality programs on television … The Teutuls have given us really innovative bike builds and real drama since 2002. We wish both Orange County Choppers and Paul Junior Designs the best.”

The series, about a father and son building custom motorcycles, debuted as a special in 2002 before becoming a regular series. In 2008, the show moved to TLC but was canceled a few years later due to a family feud. Discovery then began airing the program again after the dispute was settled.

“This was the first family docu-soap,” executive producer Craig Piligian told EW. “They put on display, for all to see, what really happens in a tight family business, warts and all. I’m really proud they were so open and honest.”

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2 Responses to “Discovery Channel axes “American Chopper””

  1. jvlivs said

    Sucks, man. I actually loved that show when we had cable. And their customer base was astronomical, too!


    • Warm Southern Breeze said

      I too enjoyed it for a time. However, for the past couple of years – about three, or so – I’ve watched very little teevee. In fact, I don’t subscribe to any teevee service, and when I did have it available, I probably watched less than 15 minutes/month, or less. If there was à la carte pricing, I’d probably subscribe to about 10 or 15 channels, and certainly no more than 25. Truthfully, while there’s so much “variety,” the corresponding quality is inferior. It certainly seems to be an oddly inverse relationship.


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