Looks 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?
Image courtesy TLC.
Thank God its’ finally over. Paul Sr. in a short 7 seasons has manage to alienate his family with his huge ego. Everyone who has watched the show knows who the REAL creative force is on the bikes….Paul Jr. Not Paul’s adopted son Jason Poole who wans to be a Tuetel so bad…he tries to be Paul Sr. MINI-ME. If you go back and watch the series from the start, you can see Paul Sr. bullying his sons more and more as the seasons progressed. If I was Vinnie I would have left way before then and in the past… Read more »
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I don’t blame jr. for leaving ,he not sr. build all the best bikes.If sr. would give jr. the credit he desired instead of putting him down all the time sr. might be a real man .Sure sr started occ but if it wasn’t for jr he wouldn’t have all he has, sr. should have stayed in the office and not interfer with jr doing his job. Senior should be proud of junior for all he did for occ. If he is any kind of man at all he will start talking to jr and mikey.IT WAS A GREAT SHOW… Read more »
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I ENJOYED VERY MUCH THE UPS AND DOWNS AND YES AT TIME IT MADE ME SAD. IM 68 YRS OLD. I DONT KNOW WHO DECIDED TO CANCEL THE SHOW BUT I AM REALLY BUMMED. WHAT DO WE HAVE NOW A DUCEHBAG SHOW. THANK FOR NOTHING. I WONT BE WACHING YOUR CHANEL ANY MORE.
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Hello Iam a 67 yr young man who thru my omn faults has lost my children.In my opinion the old man is a giant anal *******. towards the end he showed just how anal he was.he had no reason to talk the way he did about his son HE WILL BE SORRY SHAME ON SR.