“American Chopper” has been a reality television staple for ten years but the Teutul family will be saying goodbye this season as Discovery has decided to cancel the long-running program.
“After 10 years and 233 episodes of incredible, riveting reality television, American Chopper will be ending its run. This series was one of the very first family-based reality programs on television.” Discovery told EW today. The show follows the Teutul family and their custom motorcycle shop and has gained much of its following from the drama provided by the tension between Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. that resulted, for several seasons, into two rival motorcycle shops. Father and son have since reunited and the show has focused primarily this season on the two reconciling their differences. The series will end with a live special in which rival bike builders like Jesse James will compete against the Teutals in Las Vegas, it is slated to air on December 11th.