A TV series that was canceled in 2012 is being brought back. After running in various incarnations on Discovery Channel and TLC from 2003 to 2012, “American Chopper” was canceled five years ago. Now Discovery is reviving the show, according to media reports.
The show is built around father-son custom motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., whose constant bickering at their shop, Newburgh, New York-based Orange County Choppers, was a mainstay of the original program.
By the end of the show’s run, the two men had split, with Paul Jr. launching his own business, Paul Jr. Designs. The final two years of the series that wrapped in 2012 were dubbed “American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior,” and focused on the rivalry between the Teutuls’ individual businesses.
Discovery, which says “American Chopper” is one of its most popular shows of all time, says the show will return in May 2018.
The AP notes: “Discovery says the revived series will focus on the Teutuls’ struggle to reinvigorate their businesses and reconcile their fractured relationship.”