TLC Cancels American Chopper; Paul Jr. Getting a Show? [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

american choppers TLC Cancels American Chopper; Paul Jr. Getting a Show? [Updated]

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While we tend to skew away from reality television on this site, I felt that it was only appropriate to write about the news of TLC canceling American Chopper. This show has not only been the Discovery Network’s flagship series for the past seven years, but it has helped Discovery (and their various networks) to grow into one of the most powerful, educational and entertaining channels on television.

For the past six seasons, American Chopper has not only brought us hundreds of interesting bike builds, but has continuously proven to be one of the most “real” reality televisions on the air. While building bikes is what the show is named after, fans of the series know that the family interaction and drama was equally as important, if not more so, than the actual bike builds.

This was never more apparent than in this past season where we saw the literal demise of the Teutul family relationship with Paul Sr. firing both sons, Paul Jr. starting his own company and Mikey going to rehab. Move over, The Hills, this is what actual reality looks like.

While I hate to see a series that I’ve enjoyed for so many years come to an end, I couldn’t really see any other option. With Paul Jr. removed from the company, the bike designs and builds became less creative and more about Paul Sr. trying to prove that his son wasn’t the only one in the family that could design unique motorcycles. Sadly, it seems as though he was.

As the season continued, the episodes started falling apart. I would find myself skipping over the motorcycle builds to watch what Mikey and Paul Jr. were up to. Partly because I wasn’t interested in the bike builds anymore, but mostly because I was getting tired of seeing Paul Sr. act like a child by continuously talking bad about his family.

american chopper paul jr TLC Cancels American Chopper; Paul Jr. Getting a Show? [Updated]Paul Jr. is ready to be his own bike man.

But maybe all is not lost, as Paul Jr. has taken to Twitter to make sure  everyone knows that while American Chopper may be over, he’s not going away anytime soon and “the best is yet to come.”

*AC series finally [finale]! Its been almost a decade of great experiences. For me, I am certainly not done with television. The best is yet to come

Hmm… does this mean that Paul Jr. will be getting his own show? I have to say that I might watch it. I found his having to start over really refreshing.

Check out the trailer for the series finale episode below.

Are you happy to see American Chopper come to an end? Would you watch a show staring Paul Jr.? Any thoughts on the family drama?

Catch the last ever episode of American Chopper Thursday night @9PM on TLC

Source: TMZ

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  1. Is American chopper coming back

    • No but Paul Senior has a new show that starts on 18 August 2013 on CMT called “Orange County Choppers”. From what I read, he has signed a contract for 8 episodes.

  2. I love the bikes I hated the fights, OCC is nothing without Paul Jr .
    Yes Yes I would love to see the Paul Jr Designs Show. One of the networks
    Must production the show

    • Your absolutely right! Paul Jr. and his incredible talent is why OCC rose
      to greatness. Anyone with a brain knows and believes that.

  3. I love the bikes but not the fights, OCC is nothing without Paul Jr .
    Yes Yes I would love to see the Paul Jr Designs Show. One of the networks
    Must production the show

  4. I love the bikes , OCC is nothing without Paul Jr .
    Yes Yes I would love to see the Paul Jr Designs Show. One of the networks
    Must production the show

  5. I love Paul Jr bikes
    Yes Yes I would love to see the Paul Jr Designs Show. One of the networks
    Must produce the show.

  6. I will not watch paul SR in any way…don’t like him,,,never will… JR on the other hand. I would be very interested in watching a show with him building bikes… he has more creativity in his little finger than that bid dumb A@@ father of his…

    • I think everyone is missing the point, I too did not like the fighting, and yes paul jr is very talented.. but what about Vinnie, and the boys, there was a lot of awesome work turned out by them as well. also no offense paul jr.. but I think your dad deserves some credit after all didn’t you start out in his metal working shop… great work all around .. just so sad that we don’t get to see the bikes being built anymore…I personally got a lot of ideas from the show and would love to some day meet them..

  7. Sometimes I cry during sex

    • then you’re doing it wrong

    • Wait, wait, wait just a dang minute here…You’re telling me that crying during sex is the WRONG way of doing it???

  8. bring back the show please

  9. I watched all the OCC shows and I have to say I liked some of the original shows.
    Without Paul JR the company was nothing. I only hope that Paul JR can return to TV
    without any OCC influence!

  10. I would love to see paul jr come back and make his own show his bikes were the best!!!!!!!

  11. jr and mike made the show jrs ideas were the best sr has no idea what he is doing jason pool cannot hold a candle to jr the bikes of occ really went down hill after jr left but jrs just got better come on show jr not sr

  12. I think overall the show was a success because of ALL elements: the Sr/Jr talent, the very talented support techs, the brawls, the tears, their fantastic creations, the tv production staff – it all lent to the popularity of the show. I miss it.

  13. can’t wait for show come on


  15. Paul is a father, he need to show that, they his own blood , without Paul jr there is no occ, am in love with the show especially mikey

  16. I loved the show and I think down deep Paul Sr loves his boys, he just does not know how to show it. Paul Jr and the other guys are the reason I watched the show every chance possible. Loved Paul Jr talent of designing bikes. Yes I would watch a show with any of those people in it. I look forward to a rebirth. I miss my OCC.

  17. Wow, what a disappointment. I have been riding since 1957 and owned and operate a bike shop for the last 20 years. The technology and mechanical and fabricating ability of Vinnie and Rick made this show really worth watching (for awhile). Then the producers brought in the Drama and the Pauls decide they want to be movie stars instead of bike builders. The drama is BS. No real shop operates like that. They know it and we know it. Childishness like that would get you thrown out of a real shop. I only wish I could afford to pay a fabricator like Rick to work for me. They missed a great opportunity to do some great info commercials for the equipment they were using, but blew that away. These guys have all the state of the art equipment bought and paid for by TV and act like they don’t appreciate it. I doubt that I will ever watch the program again or any other program where the Pauls are involved. Again, what a disappointment.

  18. I just loved the show both Sr. and Jr. not the fighting and I really hope a tv station will pick them up again the restrants and if Jr is having any kids Mickey is missed Great show come on guys bring it back, please. Oh my restaurants, I mean

  19. Miss the show – I always muted audio when Jason Poole came on, irritating, not funny, touting minimal talent, poor mechanical skills and delivered weak designs.

  20. I have to say watching the recent series on tv where Jnr leaves, i felt it was time for him to make his way away from Snr, who repeatedly berates Jnr, its no supprise he was the talent at OCC.

    A series dedcated to Jnr would be very interesting

  21. his father got too personal

  22. I, , will definately miss the programme, best in my mind for a long time and im 63 years,act to I HOPE the family get their act together for ricks sake. ., as he seems a very lovely guy. paul senior was wrong to say pauli did nothing ,he designed some lovely bikes and still does,im building a 125 cafe racer at present but would love to get my hands on a harley engine. lifetime ambition ,anyway hope paul and mickey stay on channel 37 . cheers john ibbertsn.

  23. I’ve been watching this later Jnr V’s Snr series for a while now, I have to say as the programmes progresses Jnr has conducted himself with honour and dignity, while Snr only comes across as an ass taking every opportunity on camera to belittle his son, no wonder Paul Jnr walked out on him.

    Good luck to Paul Jnr I wish him every success