American Chopper airs its final episode tonight

A docudrama that’s been broadcast for almost seven years and a total of six seasons will end tonight when TLC’s American Chopper airs its final episode at 9 p.m. ET. The show debuted in March of 2003 on Discovery, and later moved to TLC, and mostly followed Orange County Chopper owners Paul Teutul and his son Paulie.

Paul Junior left the show earlier this year to start his own company, and later, his dad sued him, so it’s not exactly ending on a happy note, kind of like another TLC series. In a statement, TLC said, “The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run.”

TLC released a scene from the finale, and here’s the preview that’s been airing:

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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