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American Chopper: TLC Reality Show Cancelled, No Season Seven

American ChopperLooks like the choppers are shutting down. TMZ is reporting that the American Chopper TV show has been cancelled after six years on the air. of the cancellation, TV critic Aaron Barnhart noted, “TLC wrecks another family.”

The end of the reality show isn’t a total surprise. In the season six premiere of American Chopper, it was shown that Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paul Jr., had a big fight over Paul Jr.’s contract and he was terminated. The son later returned but the problems erupted again and he left once more.

In December 2009, Paul Sr. took legal action against his son over ownership of their family business, Orange County Choppers. The custom motorcycle manufacturer is based in Orange County, New York and was co-founded by the father and son.

Paul Sr. contends they had a deal that he could purchase his son’s stock options in the company but Paul Jr. apparently doesn’t want to give them up. Paul Sr. is suing for $1 million in damages and hopes that the judge will order Paul Jr. to sell his stocks.

Of the show, a TLC representative put a positive slant on the cancellation. The rep said, “The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run.”

The last episode of American Chopper will air on February 11th at 9pm on TLC.

What do you think? Are you sorry to see American Chopper end or is it long overdue?

 

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Loreece February 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
Audrey Hepburn

OCC had a nice long run. I hope the Teutul’s will still have each other as a family that cares for each other long after they film the final show. At one time all they did have…was each other…

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jack January 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

Yea make a new show with paul jr and vinny and mike you cant go wrong same show new era . i like the jr parts of the show more now . The dad got money hungry .

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Shnazy December 31, 2010 at 11:11 am

Fire Sr !!! Give jr what he deserves !! give him a show I think he’s proved his design ability hands down!!!!

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itsashow December 14, 2010 at 2:04 am

Oh come on people. It’s still the 3 Stooges show. They all made money from the acting and the staged fighting and when they show gets cancelled all will be well. How many doors has Sr kicked off the hings always in front of a camera, the storming off the set by Jr, and Mikey ?, what does he do, except he’s living off his acting income. It’s a big soap opera. Nobody’s going to watch them make the same old bikes forever, what have they really made that’s out of the box lately.

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jim r December 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

th e only friend PAUL SR. has is his DOG!i think the show is bullshit all about money.its not real? glad the show is over!

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lee November 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I, Have watched this show from the start, I thing that I must say is if Paul Sr was so unhappy with Jr why did he wait so long to make changes in the company???? I, still can’t understand how he is suing his son. If, it wasn’t for Jr and Vinny and the rest of the crew, this company wouldn’t be what it is today….

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Anonymous October 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Dan

I hope to see Paul Jr. and Vinnie succeed and on there own show. I find it very sad what has happened to there family. Hope things work out and good luck.

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Steve Wamboldt October 27, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Entertaining show. I believe Sr. and Jr. are both good people that can’t find a way to share their success and the reasons for it. It looks a lot like the old ram and young ram fighting for territory. I will miss Mikey’s sense of humor the most. The same fighting and interaction that has destroyed this family are also the reasons for the show’s success.

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Don Spees October 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Goodbye to Paul Sr., open a new show with Paul Jr., Vinnie, Mike, etc. Paul Sr. has no respect for anything or anybody, he is an arrogant pile of @%*#$. Go Jr.!!!!

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merit October 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I would like to see some follow up on the bikes also. But as far as the show goes I think success spoiled them. If they had just kept building and have their fights after work (alone not in front of help) I think they may have had a chance. They will regret what has happened.

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bobbyb September 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm

The teutul’s didn’t have crap until they got on tv and started building those theme bikes with no engineering whatsoever. I bet most of those bikes wouldn’t make it past the county line without falling apart. How many of you would work in that kind of environment everyday for the big a**hole Paul sr. and that slacker son jr. Those bikes would not get built if not for Vinny and Rick and the other fellows. I say good riddance to the show-it got really old after not too long. Let’s see how many toys they will have in the near future.

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Don Johnson July 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

I hope Paul Jr. Makes it . Paul Sr. to me allways was a stick in the mud … Pain in the A–….. I never saw “Senior” do anything but run his big macho mouth and be trouble for everyone .. It would be nice to see him go out of buisness..

I would like to see Paul Jr. Vinnie , Mikey, And the rest of the employees from OCC get together and make a buisness … AND A TV SHOW .. Please

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worth hill jr June 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

I would love to see a show with paul jr, mikey, vinnie and cody. so help vennie and cody get there bikje shop on the air.

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Roy F. Meakin June 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm

As one of perhaps tens of thousands of loyal Briish followers of America Chopper, I have been saddened to watch its long drawn out and untimely death. Without a shadow of a doubt, the blame falls on Paul Snr for the manner in which he conducted himself, especially when dealing with his sons, in front of both employees and the public. Good footage for the media in the short-term perhaps but disastrous for both the business and the family.
Oh how I miss all of the fine and extremely skilled characters that made the series so very enjoyable in the early days. Good luck and goodbye to you all, may the future hold even better things for you all.

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Motorhead April 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I agree. Paul Sr. is an arogant a-hole and I don’t want watch a tv show with him in it. However, I would love to watch a show with Vinnie, Paulie, Mikey and Cody. I say bring back the kids and shit-can the old man.

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