Despite being canceled and the “final episode” airing on February 11th, TLC has decided to bring the Teutul family back from the proverbial television graveyard by renewing their flagship motorcycle series, American Chopper, for another season.
The past season of American Chopper showed the collapse of the Teutul family as Mikey and Paul Jr. dissolved their relationship with Paul Sr. One could sense that the series was on its final legs, so nobody was surprised when it was finally announced that TLC canceled American Chopper. However, with the news of TLC renewing American Chopper, one has to wonder what led the network to change its mind?
Could it be that while TLC may be returning to the world of Orange Country Choppers, the show might change focus and make Paul Jr., and not OCC, the central figure?
Just a couple weeks ago, Paul Jr. announced via his Twitter account that he was starting to build a new shop for him to work out of.
building out my new shop- i feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day!! So nice out, think I will take the boys to the park
Combine that with the announcement in the so-called “final episode” that Paul Jr. would be marrying his long-time girlfriend this year and you’ve got the makings of his own reality show.
While some may say that the series has run its course and should stay canceled, I would be incredibly interested in watching if TLC decides to focus more on Paul Jr. building new his company, Paul Jr. Designs, as it would be a nice return to how American Chopper began 7 years ago.
Jr.’s New Home (via @whereispauljr)
What do you think of TLC bringing back American Chopper? Should it stay canceled? Would you want the show to continue the way it was or focus more on Paul Jr. and Mikey?
No dates have been announced when American Chopper will return to TLC.
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