American Pickers, AKA The Pickers, an American reality TV series created by Mike Wolfe, first aired on January 18, 2010, on History. A&E Television Networks and Cineflix Media produce it.
In the show, two pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the States to buy various items for resale to their clients or themselves for their collection. The two initially traveled in a Mercedes – Benz sprinter van, but now they use Ford Transit. Danielle Colby runs the ‘Antique Archaeology office and gives leads to the two selectors they can buy from.
What Do Mike And Frank Do?
Mike and Frank explore various barns, houses, and sheds and meet people they think might have something useful with them that they already consider a waste.
Each of them has its favorites; Mike loves to pick antique motorbikes, Volkswagens, and old bicycles. Frank loves old toys, cans, and old Hondas, and as out of place as it may sound, peanut-related items. They either keep these collectibles for themselves or sell them to their clients.
When it was first released, the show had 3.1 million viewers during its premiere, making it one of History TV’s highest-rated shows.
The show is also very popular in places outside the USA, especially in Australia. Viewers can watch the show on channel 7mate.
Mike And Frank: The Feud
They were seen together on the show for more than 300 episodes and thus became a very popular duo in the States. Fritz was not present in the episode Ghost of the West. Wolfe and Colby went to the location together, and there was no mention of Fritz and his absence. It wasn’t very pleasant to the show’s fans and the duo. The two were reported to have professional disputes leading to personal coldness.
What Did Frank Have To Say?
The reality TV superstar Frank Fritz appeared on The Sun and said he didn’t leave the show. Rather, he couldn’t participate in the few episodes because of his back surgery and the pandemic hit. He mentioned that its up to the network to decide if he would come back to the show. He also mentioned that he hasn’t gotten along with his long-time co-star Wolfe.
He told the media outlet that he couldn’t film in 2020-2021 because he had to recover from the back surgery. To the disappointment of the duo’s fans, they haven’t even talked in these two years.
Frank told that although Mike knew about his surgery, he didn’t even call once to check upon him.
He also said, “The show is tilted towards him 1000 percent.” On July 21, 2021, the History channel announced that Frank would not be seen in the future episodes of “American Pickers.” Them Mike also addressed the issue and said he would miss working with Frank and that he wishes Frank the very best in his future endeavors.