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American Chopper Is Getting A Revival

Discovery is tuning up the reality series American Chopper for another ride.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the feuding father-son duo of Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. have signed on for a new version of the reality series that follows the custom motorcycle builders five years after they went off the air.

On the new show, the Teutuls "set out reclaim their preeminent bike brands and hopefully rebuild some sort of relationship... with A-list celebrities, world famous athletes and Forbes 100 businesses as clients, millions of dollars and their brands' reputations are on the line with every signature build."

According to Discovery, "The Teutuls have been on a wild ride, and it certainly isn't ending anytime soon. Paul Sr. has revamped Orange County Choppers, turning it into a complex with a shop, café, bowling alley, restaurant and of course, the showroom, but all that didn't come without a hefty price tag and he is feeling the burden of a high overhead and a lack of foot traffic. Meanwhile, Paul Jr. has also felt the sting of a rough economy, with his business built solely on high-dollar custom-builds and commissions becoming tougher to come by, Paul Jr. stresses about the long-term stability of his own shop, Paul Jr. Designs especially now that he has his own family."

The original series premiered in 2002 and ran for 10 years, becoming one of Discovery's most popular shows with 3.4 million viewers at one point. The series was canceled in 2010, but was rebooted as the spinoff American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior for another two years.

American Chopper returns to Discovery in May 2018.