AMERICAN Pickers premiere ratings have plummeted compared to past seasons, as viewers are begging for the “boring” show to be canceled after Frank Fritz’s firing.
American Pickers returned on July 9 with hosts Mike Wolfe, his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby after being on break since March.
Il Sole può rivelare in esclusiva ratings for the July 9 episodio had just 833,000 viewers tune in.
Stagione 23 of American Pickers kicked off on January 1, 2022 con 1,050,000 spettatori.
Il gennaio 8 episodio aveva 1,011,000 people watch.
But by the end of the season, viewers lost interest, as only 830,000 viewers watched the March 12 episodio.
The March 19 episodio, which was the final one before the months-long break, had just 804,000 spettatori.
The new episodes promise to bring “rare,” “incredible” and “museum-quality” picks, according to the trailer.
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But fans aren’t too pleased with the episodes so far, as one viewer wrote on Twitter: “Very dry and boring without Frank – scripted, no freestylin’; a very different show. I understand that he isn’t coming back but you should have ended the original show and started a new one moving forward.”
Semplicemente non fanno per me.: “Haven’t watched since 2020 when Frankie got canned. Not going to waste my time on this stuff ever again… I wish they would take this new garbage off the History Channel. It’s a great station.”
Un terzo ha detto: “Not the same without Frank.”
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FUOCO DI FRANK
Franco, 57, last appeared on American Pickers during a March 2020 episodio, as he took time off to recover from back surgery.
The original cast member’s firing was announced in July 2021 despite his desire to return to the History show.
Frank left the show to recover from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 punti e due verghe nella spina dorsale.
Durante il suo tempo libero dallo spettacolo, Frank ha perso 65 libbre, as he is living a healthier lifestyle and is sober from alcohol.
Frank also told The Sun that he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 giorni.
Frank said last year: “I went to rehab and I’ve been sober now for 11 mesi.
“I didn’t like drinking anymore. My mom was an alcoholic and she died five years ago and it was alcohol-related. My grandfather was an alcoholic and he died. That didn’t sit well with me.”
Frank continued that he goes to meetings “twice a week” after the stint.
Frank said he would’ve been sober for a year if it weren’t for a relapse.
Ha aggiunto: “It was maybe for four hours, but it was enough. The next day I went to a meeting and I got right back on track.
“I don’t think I’ll ever have a drink again because I don’t like the feeling anymore and some of the dumb things that I did.”
Frank continued: “I’m feeling really good. Life is good and I’d like to get back into the swing of things. I wish I had done it five years ago, I would have been a different person.
“It was the best thing for me and I wish I had done it sooner or I wouldn’t be in the position that I am right now.”
Frank also revealed his feud with co-star Mike, 58.
"Non parlo con Mike da due anni. Sapeva che la mia schiena era incasinata, ma non mi ha chiamato per chiedermi come stavo. È proprio così,” Frank previously told The Sun.
“Lo spettacolo è inclinato verso di lui 1,000 per cento. Non posso nemmeno piegarmi così in basso per mostrarti quanto.
“Va bene. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the frontman. ho trovato il mio posto, Io sono secondo e lui è il numero uno nello show. Non è un problema con me, maybe he does have a problem.”
Ha anche ammesso: “I think Mike wants to get his brother Robbie in there to replace me. I don’t know why he’s behaving like that towards me.”
Come riportato in precedenza da The Sun, Frank is in talks for a spinoff show with the Las Vegas customer.
In the pictures, Frank looked happy and healthy as he smiled big next to a fan.
A member captioned the series of photos: “This was from yesterday when Frank ‘picked’ his Corvette up from my buddy Mike’s shop after repair.
“He sat and shot the breeze for three hours or so. It was a blast. Great guy!"
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The fan claimed Frank “will never go back to American Pickers.”
The member continued: “He is trying to get a show about nostalgic car restorations with a story behind them in the works.”