Discovery Communication’s Velocity, a cable network for men who love cars, airs its world premiere of the final season of Overhaulin‘, November 4 at 9 PM ET/PT. Overhaulin’, hosted by Chip Foose, will air four final episodes, before series end. While no one is saying the show is cancelled, the press release makes it clear that Overhaulin’ is driving to its final destination — a TV series finale. For fans, there is little difference between an ending and an official cancellation.
The four-episode season nine kicks off with special guests Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (and her 1968 red Ford Mustang) appearing in the season nine premiere, and once more, before the series finale.
Here’s the Discovery press release:
Velocity Says Goodbye to Iconic Automotive Series OVERHAULIN’ With Star-Studded Final Episodes
Hollywood Stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Star in the First of Four Final Episodes Beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM ET/PT Only on Velocity
This November, Velocity is taking OVERHAULIN’, the series that embodies the emotional connection between man and machine, for one last ride. As the series makes its way into the garage one final time, Velocity is celebrating the undeniable legacy of OVERHAULIN’ with four all-new episodes, two of which feature movie stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL and “Lone Survivor” co-author Marcus Luttrell. Additionally, Velocity is dipping into series history with a special “Say It Ain’t OVERHAULIN’” marathon that counts down fans’ 20 favorite episodes since the franchise began in 2004.
“OVERHAULIN’ has left an indelible mark on television audiences and car culture over the past 11 years,” said Robert Scanlon, General Manager of Velocity and Automotive Content. “Chip Foose and his team have made so many dreams come true, creating unforgettable cars and TV moments. We’re sad to see the series come to a close, but as car lovers we’re excited to appreciate the beauty of Chip’s creations and the powerful legacy of OVERHAULIN’ from afar.”
Since 2004 OVERHAULIN’ has changed the lives of more than 100 car owners by transforming their beloved but rundown rides. Through the years countless family members and friends have surprised their deserving loved ones with the amazing imagination of renowned car designer Chip Foose, the cunning of co-host Chris Jacobs and the hard work of the A-Team that have defined the OVERHAULIN’ franchise.
In the first of the final four episodes, Academy Award nominee Johnny Depp enlists the help of Foose, Jacobs, co-hosts Arianny Celeste and Adrienne Janic, and the A-Team to overhaul his wife’s beloved 1967 Ford Mustang. For more than a decade, Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has cherished the ’68 Mustang. Since then the car has been stolen twice and fallen into disrepair. With guidance from Heard’s father, Depp turns to Foose and the team to surprise Amber with a Mustang that’s been brought back to life with the classic OVERHAULIN’ touch. New episodes of OVERHAULIN’ world premiere on Velocity Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM ET/PT.
In addition to the final episodes Velocity is taking a ride down memory lane with “Say It Ain’t OVERHAULIN’”, a two day marathon of viewers’ favorite episodes on Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 beginning at 2 PM ET/PT. Audiences will enjoy the top 20 highest-rated episodes of the series that reach back as far as 2004 for an episode featuring a 1952 GMC Truck, as well as deserving builds of a 1964 Impala from season three, a 1970 El Camino from season six, a classic 1957 Corvette and much more.
THE FINAL FOUR OVERHAULIN’ EPISODES:
(All Times ET/PT)
“Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ‘68 Mustang”
Wednesday, November 4 at 9 PM
Hollywood actress Amber Heard has owned her red 1968 Ford Mustang for more than a decade. It’s a cherished car with a huge amount of sentimental value, but throughout the years it has been stolen twice and fallen into a state of disrepair. Now, thanks to her husband Johnny Depp, her dad, metal magician Chip Foose and the OVERHAULIN’ A-Team this Pony Car will ride off into the sunset.
“Doug’s 1982 El Camino”
Wednesday, November 4 at 10 PM
Locksmith Doug has come to discover that a rowdy rapscallion is driving off in his beloved 1982 El Camino, but it’s his lucky day. Metal magician Chip Foose and the A-Team have the keys to give this busted beater a major facelift, and the El Camino will soon be an El Camaro.
“Marcus and Morgan Luttrell’s Mustang”
Wednesday, November 11 at 9 PM
American hero, retired Navy SEAL, and best-selling author Marcus Luttrell has had a running wager for the past 33 years with his twin brother Morgan. Now, it’s finally time to pay up. Morgan needs to deliver Marcus’s dream car by their 40th birthday. Luckily the legendary designer Chip Foose has heard their story and is going to make Marcus’s dream come to life. A 1967 Ford Mustang with shades of Eleanor is the birthday gift that Marcus will never forget.
“Smokey’s Reincarnated Trans Am”
Wednesday, November 18 at 9 PM
Tom has loved the Pontiac Trans Am ever since seeing Smokey and the Bandit as a child. In high school he purchased his very own bandit, but over the last decade it has gone down in flames. Trouble and tragedy seem to plague Tom’s Trans Am. That is until Chip Foose and the A-Team make off with the terrible Trans Am. After some long hours and sleepless nights this pathetic Pontiac will become a truly bad ass Bandit and the only thing that will be Smokey are the tires.
OVERHAULIN’ is produced for Velocity by BCII Productions. For Velocity, Peter Neal is executive producer and David Lee is vice president of production. Robert Scanlon is general manager of Velocity and automotive content. Bud Brutsman is executive producer for BCII.
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only upscale men’s cable network that focuses on thrilling automotive for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, capturing the best of the human experience as told by the top experts in the field. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in 63 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit Velocity.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/VelocityTV or on Twitter @Velocity.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
What do you think? Did you watch Velocity’s show, Overhaulin’? Would you have watched a tenth season?