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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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EXCLUSIVE: Jesse James Calls 'BS' on 'American Chopper' Rivals (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 5th 2011 10:10AM
Jesse James American ChopperJesse James is going head-to-head with Paul Teutul, Sr. and Paul Teutul, Jr. as part of 'American Chopper Live,' (Dec. 5 and 6, 9PM ET on Discovery) and he's not afraid to stir the pot.

In the exclusive clip below, James compares his style to that of the Teutuls.

"I don't build anything that I can't ride," he said. "Like riding, fitting me, going fast, stopping fast, all that stuff is first and foremost before I even think about style or anything else. Paul Senior and Paul Junior ..."

Check out the video below to see what he has to say about the Teutuls and what he calls "bulls---."

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Jesse James Returns to Discovery to Battle 'American Chopper' Guys

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2011 4:30PM
Jesse James ReturnsJesse James is returning to the Discovery Channel for one very epic showdown. James, who was last seen on Discovery in 2006, will go head-to-head with Paul Teutul Senior and Paul Teutul Junior in 'American Chopper Live.'

The two-night event airs Dec. 5 and 6 at 9PM ET on Discovery.

The Teutuls and James will be competing for the title of master bike builder. On Mon., Dec. 5 at 9PM, Discovery will show viewers the three men and their bikes. Then the audience will be able to vote for their favorite. The winner will be revealed live on Tues., Dec. 6 at 9PM in a broadcast from Las Vegas.

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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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Andy Samberg On Staying Alive as Shark Week's Chief Shark Officer (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 29th 2011 9:05AM
Andy Samberg, Shark WeekAndy Samberg has a lot of weight on his shoulders as Shark Week 2011's Chief Shark Officer. But, just how did the 'Saturday Night Live' funnyman get this "jawesome" gig?

"I think I'm Chief Shark Officer for obvious reasons," Samberg said. "I love sharks, I'm a really bad swimmer, Justin Timberlake passed. What else? Mainly the third one."

In the exclusive video interview below, Samberg, while soaking wet and standing in the ocean, details his experiences as Chief Shark Officer.

"The worst thing about being Chief Shark Officer is that I had to go to the Bahamas! It doesn't smell like whiz or homeless people anywhere here," he joked. "I'm just so homesick. It's going to be so sucky when I have to go back."

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TV 101: 'Gold Rush: Alaska' Has More Drama Than Dancing With the Housewives

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Feb 2nd 2011 2:00PM
Gold Rush AlaskaYou think you know drama? You, the guy in his bath robe watching 24 continuous hours of 'Law & Order' and its plethora of offshoots, solving every crime before the first commercial break?

You think you know drama? You, the nice old lady wiling away your twilight years with your soap operas and cats?

You think you know drama? You, the 'Real Housewives' addict praying that someday they will do a 'Real Housewives of Shreveport' so you can show the world what tackiness and entitlement are all about?

Well, you may know each of those specific types of drama, but you don't know real drama until you've seen 'Gold Rush: Alaska,' the reality show that puts them all to shame.

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The Key to the City on 'American Chopper' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 28th 2010 4:20AM
The Key to the City on 'American Chopper'The tradition of giving a guest the "key to the city" dates back to medieval times -- when cities were surrounded by walls, and you needed an actual key for entry. On the new 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (Mon., 9PM ET on Discovery), Paul Teutul, Jr., got the key to the city of Asheville, North Carolina. And the reason that he received this honor? It was because he built a totally rad motorcycle, apparently.

These days, getting the key to a city is totally symbolic. And anyway, the one key that Junior really needs ... is the key to his father's heart. (Or is that too profound?)

After all, 'Senior vs. Junior' is about the feud between Junior and his dad, Paul, Sr. -- the father has kicked his son out of the family bike-making business. So even though Junior got cheers from the crowd of 400,000 Carolinians, he still must be imagining the disapproving specter of his dear old dad looming behind him.

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Orange County Choppers Team Uses Jet Engine to Test Windows (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Aug 20th 2010 3:54PM
American ChopperAnd we're not talking Windows 7, though I can picture the Senior Teutel doing one of those "Windows 7 was my idea" commercials. No, we're talking about an actual window, which the Orange County Chopper guys tested last night on 'American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior' (Thursdays at 9PM ET on TLC).

The jet engine blasts the window but the window takes a lot of beating before eventually melting and collapsing. Then the rider takes the little ATV for a joyride. The flame coming out of the back looks really cool, like the one on the Batmobile.

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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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New TV on DVD Releases This Week

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:19PM
FlashForwardHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

So this is the week that 'FlashForward' gets released on DVD, even though we're still in the middle of season one. You'll notice that the DVD set is titled "Season 1, Part 1" because, well, Part 2 won't start until March 18. So who is going to buy this set to prepare for the show's return?

  • 'Adam-12' - Season 4
  • 'American Chopper' - Honoring The Uniform
  • 'Dirty Jobs' - Something Fishy
  • 'FlashForward' - Season 1, Part 1
  • 'Ghost Hunters' - Season 5, Part 1
  • 'Jersey Shore' - Season 1 Uncensored
  • 'Justice League' - Crisis on Two Earths

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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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What's On Tonight: 'Surviving Survivor,' 'Community,' 'Demetri Martin,' 'Archer'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2010 12:22PM
The Sarah Silverman ProgramHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new episode of 'The Deep End,' followed by new episodes of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Private Practice.'
  • CBS has 'Surviving Survivor' at 8, then new episodes of 'CSI' and 'The Mentalist.'
  • NBC has new episodes of 'Community,' 'Parks and Recreation,' 'The Office,' '30 Rock,' and 'The Jay Leno Show.'
  • FOX has a new 'Bones' at 8, followed by a new 'Fringe.'
  • There's a new 'Vampire Diaries' on The CW at 8, then a new 'Supernatural.'
  • History Channel has a new 'Modern Marvels' at 8, followed by a new 'Food Tech.'
  • At 9, VH-1 has 'Super Bowl Fan Jam 2010.'
  • TLC has a new 'American Chopper' at 9.
  • Spike has a new 'TNA Impact' at 9.
  • At 10, USA has a new 'Burn Notice.'
  • Comedy Central has the season premiere of 'Important Things with Demetri Martin' at 10, then the season premiere of 'The Sarah Silverman Program.'
  • Lifetime has a new 'Project Runway' at 10.
  • Bravo has a new 'Real Housewives of Orange County' at 10.
  • Food Network has a new 'Ace of Cakes' at 10.
  • Also at 10: FX has a new 'Archer.'

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Bones, Supernatural, Winter X Games, Ace of Cakes

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 28th 2010 12:28PM
Fringe
Here's the TV lineup for tonight (all times Eastern).


  • Syfy has a Star Trek: Enterprise marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new episode of The Deep End.
  • CBS has Live for the Moment at 8.
  • FOX has new episodes of Bones and Fringe.
  • The CW has a new Vampire Diaries at 8, then a new Supernatural.
  • At 9, ESPN has the Winter X Games.
  • TLC has a new American Chopper at 9, then a new BBQ Pitmasters.
  • History Channel has a new Food Tech at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Jay Leno Show.
  • USA has a new Burn Notice at 10.
  • Lifetime has a new Project Runway at 10.
  • FX has a new Archer at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Real Housewives of Orange County at 10.
  • There's a new Ace of Cakes on Food Network at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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