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Jesse James Destroys Gifts From Senior on 'American Chopper' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 6th 2011 1:30AM
'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior'The two-night event, 'The Build-Off' kicked off with Jesse James, Senior and Junior finishing up their bikes on 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (Mon., 9PM ET on Discovery). During the process, the three have had some fun with one another, sending goofy things back and forth.

But after Junior accused Senior of sending him the inappropriate cake Jesse James sent to both of them last week, James decided it was time to focus his hate. "Senior can't be that bad of a dude, 'cause one of my closest ... friends for the last 20 years works for him," James said. "And this guy wouldn't work for him if he was a d***."

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Finally! A Settlement Reached on 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 30th 2011 2:14AM
'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior'It's been a long time coming, but father and son's long-lasting dispute finally came to an amicable close on 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (Mon., 9PM ET on Discovery). The pair came together, with their lawyers, and finalized the deal that would see Paul Sr. buy out his son's remaining share of Orange County Choppers.

"I feel good about myself and I think that's the bottom line. I can go home and sleep better now," Paul Sr. said about the exchange.

"Maybe we can have some healthy competition now," he said to his son.

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The Cancelled 'American Chopper'... is Ready to Film Another Season?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 7th 2010 8:00PM
The Teutels from Once again, people, I'm forced to ask the question: what the hell is going on here?!? Did up become down? Has black become white? Did Ken Jennings lose his 'Jeopardy!' winning streak record to Karl Pilkington?

TLC canceled the long-running bike building reality show 'American Chopper' back in February, but new reports have surfaced they are bringing the show back, or at least part of its principal cast, for another run.

Has anyone at TLC, which once stood for "The Learning Channel," learned about the concept of cognitive dissonance? Maybe they could learn about it by watching some of their pre-'Jon and Kate' programming, back when you could actually learn something from watching TLC other than how to exploit extremely fertile women for money and/or fame.

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'American Chopper' Roars Back

by Scott Harris, posted Apr 7th 2010 11:06AM
After six seasons on Discovery and TLC, the popular reality series 'American Chopper' finally came to an end earlier this year, airing its final episode on Feb. 11 after a surprise cancellation that left fans shocked and heartbroken.
Well, that didn't last long.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, TLC has reached an agreement with the various members of the Teutul family to air another season of 'American Chopper.' Though few details are known -- the full announcement from the network is scheduled to take place during its upfronts later this week -- The New York Post revealed that the upcoming series will be subtitled 'Senior vs. Junior.'

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TLC Puts the Brakes on 'American Chopper'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 8th 2010 6:29PM
The family reality show that would never say die just died.

TLC has officially canceled the long-running 'American Chopper', which has been on the air since 2003 when it first found footing on the Discovery Channel. The show's final episode will air on Thursday.

Say what you will about the series running past its prime, but both the show and its subjects have been through a hell of a lot of mayhem. The shop played host to a ton of thick, rich drama, capping with the final season in which Paul Jr. leaves the shop on very heated terms and eventually led to Paul Sr. suing his son for a $1 million in back company stock.

If you're curious to know how things will wrap up, check out a preview of the final episode at Turbo.Discovery.com.

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'American Chopper' Canceled

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Feb 8th 2010 12:15PM
Apparently, 'American Chopper' has been, well, chopped.

TMZ is reporting that TLC's popular motorcycle reality series has been canceled, and will air its final episode this Thursday, Feb. 11.

"The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run," a rep for the network said.

The show debuted on the Discovery Channel back in 2003, and lasted an impressive six seasons following the exploits of the Orange County Choppers' bike shop; at the end of 2007, it moved to Discovery's sister network, TLC. It also spawned two 'American Chopper' video games and a short-lived parody on Comedy Central.

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TLC's Heavy Haulers looks like fun

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 19th 2009 9:34AM
TLC: Heavy Haulers
Following the season six premiere of American Chopper on Thursday at 9 PM (I sure hope those squabbling Teutuls can work things out), TLC is premiering a new pilot titled Heavy Haulers at 10 PM. That picture sort of says it all, doesn't it? In addition to the logistics of moving such a huge piece of machinery, I'm wondering how you even get into the thing once you get where you're going.

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New York Post breaks a HUGE spoiler for American Chopper - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 9th 2009 10:03AM
Paulie and Paul Teutul from American ChopperRegular watchers of American Chopper will look at the picture to the right and immediately ponder the following question: is Paul Sr. giving Paulie Jr. a big hug or a meaty, larynx-crushing choke hold?

I've been notoriously anti-reality TV for a long time, but I gave American Chopper a grace chip when it ran on the Discovery Channel for the first few seasons. It can get just as over-the-top as most reality shows tend to do, but it still had a genuine level to it somewhere in just about every episode, and it offered viewers something more than just grown men fighting. I'm also a pathetic wanna-be gearhead and would watch a custom Buick LaSabre build contest if I thought I could generate an ounce of knowledge from it over my rich, car-building friends.

So imagine my surprise when the New York Post broke the biggest spoiler in the show's history, other than the fact that it is still on the air.

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What to Watch Thursday, April 9

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 9th 2009 5:00AM
Amy Poehler'Parks & Recreation'
(8:30PM, NBC) series premiere
Fans of 'The Office' will recognize the comic sensibilities of this Amy Poehler mockumentary (co-created by U.S. 'Office' producer Greg Daniels).

Poehler stars as Leslie Knope, the Deputy Director of the Parks and Recreation Department in fictional Pawnee, Indiana. The overeager government employee has big plans: She hopes her project to turn an abandoned lot into a town park will eventually lead her to the White House, as the first female President.

Standing in her way: Her crabby boss (Nick Offerman), a public official who hates the public; her equally ambitious assistant (Aziz Ansari); and her office crush, who has a crush of his own ... on a local nurse (Rashida Jones).


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A history of reality television (part eight): Family, work ... and the future

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 9th 2008 6:00PM

Little People Big World is one of the family-based reality programs now on TV.Family and the workplace -- two constants in everyday American society. They are the places where we spend most of our lives. Sometimes we spend more time at one over complaints of the other. Other times, we barely want to spend time at either location.

Because these are so important to many people across this country, it made sense that television would delve into both of these environments during the Reality Revolution. However, since a 60-minute show about a senior technical analyst sitting in his four square-foot cube was not likely to draw in the audience, the reality shows that were created focused on those families and workplaces that were a tad more unique. Thusly, shows were created around well-to-do families, celebrity families, or families with multiple children, while workplace shows dealt in tattoos, motorcycles, hair styling, and house-flipping.

Coming in later than the game operas and relationship shows, these family and workplace programs ushered in a new phase of the Reality Revolution and set the stage for the future of reality programming.

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Joey Lawrence is hosting a new dance show for TLC

by Kristin Sample, posted May 16th 2008 6:07PM
Joey on Dancing with the StarsTLC has a new competition series called Master of Dance (worst title ever). The show will test dancers' skills by changing the song mid-performance to measure the breadth of their repertoire and the level of their creativity. This sounds a little too much like Freezedance but for prize money. The grand prise is $50,000 to be exact.

Joey Lawrence will host and there will be three judges: Lucinda Dickey (Solid Gold, Breakin'), Tyce Diorio (choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance), and Loni Love (comedienne voted one of Comedy Central's Top 20 Comics to Watch in 2008).

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My Name is Earl: Stole a Motorcycle - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 11th 2008 10:01AM

Eddie Steeples(S03E16) "This is what someone told me reading a book is like." - Randy Hickey

I really can't decide if the writers for Earl are geniuses or drunks. Right when people start to complain that the show is getting stale they take it in a new direction that no one could see coming and yet is perfectly believable.

A big part of why I love this show is seeing the flashbacks where Earl was a complete reprobate. Even better is seeing Randy as the same kind of reprobate and yet just as simple. Joy, of course, remains exactly the same, no matter where or when she is, even if she's only in Earl's imagination.

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Discovery Channel will premiere new episodes online

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 6th 2007 8:02AM

dirty jobsStarting this year, you'll be able to catch some of your favorite Discovery series online (including all the channels under the Discovery Communications umbrella) before they hit the TV airwaves.

Discovery iPremieres will launch in the third quarter of this year, two per week. The premieres will include both new and existing shows, including: Man Vs. Wild, American Chopper, What Not to Wear, Bindi: The Jungle Girl and Dirty Jobs. The premieres featured each week will change based on the top-performing shows. The online episodes will also include extra behind-the-scenes clips.

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HP: "The computer is personal again"

by Brett Love, posted Feb 4th 2007 9:39PM

Et tu HP? Ya know, I just don't get the fascination with American Chopper. It's an ok show, but it has fallen into the Gilligan's Island trap long ago. You know, the joke about Gilligan's Island? "Did you ever see the one where they almost got off the island, but then they didn't?"

Well.... did you ever see the American Chopper where they almost ran out of time and then Paul and Paul Jr. had a fight? It's repetitive, and the bikes are too similar to keep me coming back to watch the show. For some reason though, companies all over the place want to be associated with them. Good for them on taking advantage of it. Their presence kind of killed this one for me, but it was a well done spot otherwise. Nice animation, and it gets the HP name out there to what must be an audience that I just don't comprehend.

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Go Daddy: "Marketing"

by Brett Love, posted Feb 4th 2007 7:30PM

Go Daddy has probably used the Superbowl commercials to their advantage as much as, or more than, anybody. Because of their history, their commercials are some of the most anticipated. Here we get a peek behind the scenes at the marketing department.

It's not a bad ad, but nothing special. Even seeing it for the first time it seems like something we have seen before. The idea that the marketing department at Go Daddy is just one big party is amusing, but simple. I take off a couple points for including the American Chopper guys. I've just seen too much of them at this point. Those points and then some are gained back by the appearance of Danica Patrick though. I do love my racing. The return of Candice Michelle is nice. Seeing Kevin Rose in the commercial was a bit odd, but given their business, it makes sense.

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