"AMERICAN CHOPPER" BRINGS MOTORCYCLE MANIA BACK TO THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL IN 2018
(Los Angeles) - Hold on tight, motorcycle fans! Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., the world-class motorcycle builders, return to AMERICAN CHOPPER on Discovery Channel. The infamous father-son duo set out reclaim their preeminent bike brands and - hopefully rebuild some sort of relationship. The new season of AMERICAN CHOPPER will premiere in winter 2018 on Discovery Channel. At its peak, AMERICAN CHOPPER averaged a 2.18 P25-54 rating and 3.4M total viewers, ranking as Discovery's highest-rated original at that time.
"American Chopper was one of Discovery's most popular series ever," said Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery, Animal Planet and Science. "Everyone is eager to see what the Teutul family has been up to. This winter, you'll find out."
Paul Sr. and Paul Jr., two of the most legendary chopper craftsmen set out to regain their place atop the high-pressure world of customized bike building. With A-list celebrities, world famous athletes and Forbes 100 businesses as clients, millions of dollars and their brands' reputations are on the line with every signature build. The two estranged builders also hope to reconcile their infamously fractured relationship.
The Teutuls have been on a wild ride, and it certainly isn't ending any time soon. Paul Sr. has revamped Orange County Choppers - turning it into a complex with a shop, café, bowling alley, restaurant and of course, the showroom - but all that didn't come without a hefty price tag and he is feeling the burden of a high overhead and a lack of foot traffic. Meanwhile, Paul Jr. has also felt the sting of a rough economy - with his business built solely on high-dollar custom-builds and commissions becoming tougher to come by, Paul Jr. stresses about the long-term stability of his own shop, Paul Jr. Designs especially now that he has his own family.
The father-son duo vow to begin a new chapter - again and put the past behind them, but now that Paul Jr. has a son, there are more parties involved. Will the Teutuls chopper businesses continue to survive - and even grow or will their complicated father-son relationship pose a threat to their shops?
AMERICAN CHOPPER is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions in association with Executive Producer Craig Piligian. For Original Productions, executive producers are Jeff Bumgarner, Sarah Whalen, Ernie Avila and Matt Braley. For Discovery Channel, executive producers are Craig Coffman and Todd Lefkowitz.
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