Dead End for American Chopper Series

Officially, the Orange County Choppers (OCC) family odyssey came to an end, though many fans were tempted to think that all the quarrels between Paul Teutel Sr. and his two sons were just publicity stunts. The channel that produces and carries the reality bike building series, TLC, American Chopper has announced the show is going off the air after six seasons.

The show started to air in 2003 on the Discovery Channel and it was later moved to TLC four years later. A reality based series, American Chopper followed OCC, and each episode was centered around how the Teutul family, running the world famous custom bike shop, struggled with 'impossible deadlines to build some of the most aggressive, creative custom choppers around.'

Though enjoying a great deal of success, the Teutuls were, in fact, struggling with their own family drama, which soon affected the show. Not only did popular OCC employee Vincent DiMartino left the show to start V-Force Customs in 2007, but Paul Teutul Jr also left the company in 2009 to start Paul Jr Designs.

In December 2009, this “motorcycle soap opera” moved from the small screen to the court room as a Paul Teutul Sr. filed lawsuit against his son, claiming he had an agreement to purchase stock Paul Junior held in OCC.

"The show has always been about building one-of-a-kind bikes and the drama of running a family business,"
a representative from TLC said in a statement about the end of 'American Chopper', "The Teutuls will always be part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run." 
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