AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe’s brother Robbie reveals the future of the show as the History Channel has stopped airing new episodes.
Fans of the series have wondered if, and when, the long-running reality series will return to the air.
Instagram/rjwolfepickerMike Wolfe’s brother Robbie revealed the future of American Pickers in a new Instagram post[/caption]
Zachary Maxwell Stertz/History ChannelShow creator and lead, Mike Wolfe[/caption]
The post was captioned, “On the road with the best crew out there, getting new episodes of @americanpickers filmed!”
The photo shows Robbie and four members of the crew forming a chain of human chairs as each member allows another to use their leg for a seat.
In the post’s comment section, one fan asked “When is the new season?”
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To which Robbie replied, “January.”
Recently, American Pickers fans have asked if the show will ever return with new episodes as the History Channel series has struggled with low ratings.
The official Instagram account for American Pickers shared an image of star Mike Wolfe’s brother Robbie inspecting a boat on the most recent season of the show.
The post’s caption read, “Wow! What a cool pick! Would you ride in that boat? Let us know in the comments below!”
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However, many fans saw this as an opportunity to ask if the show would soon be returning for new episodes.
The series hasn’t aired any new episodes since mid-September.
“We want new episodes!” wrote one fan.
Another asked: “When will we get new episodes?”
The American Pickers account replied: “We’re not sure yet, but you can catch up online while you wait. Thanks for being a fan!”
But the uncertainty over a new season comes after recent episodes suffered low ratings.
The show, which was racking up as many as 5.3m viewers during its 2010 heyday, achieved ratings as low as 804k for the March 19 episode.
In August, the show experienced a drop in viewership after new episodes moved to 8pm instead of the usual 9pm slot.
However, it’s unlikely that Frank will be returning to American Pickers anytime soon.
The former TV personality is currently under conservatorship after he suffered a stroke in July.
Since September 6, he’s been living at a rehabilitation center.
Frank previously spoke about his feud with co-star Mike Wolfe, 58, claiming in a 2021 interview with The U.S. Sun that they hadn’t spoken for two years.
However, Mike appears to have offered an olive branch in light of his former picking buddy’s stroke, asking fans for their “prayers.”
She went in for a hysterectomy earlier this week after suffering from “incredibly painful” uterine fibroids
However, the burlesque performer has assured fans that she is “recovering well.”
Earlier this week, Mike looked unrecognizable in a new photo with his brother Robbie as the co-star brothers spent a night celebrating Mike’s birthday.
Robbie posted the tribute to his brother on his Instagram page.
The brothers have their arms around each other and smile wide, looking relaxed and unshaven.
Mike wears a red paisley button-down shirt at the birthday outing.
Robbie captioned the post: “Happy Birthday Big brother Love you Hope your day is spent RELAXING.”
The reality star host seemed to have recently changed up his look in a new photo.
The official American Pickers social media platforms shared the snap of host Mike.
The History Channel star seemed “very deep in thought” as he posed with glasses on his face in the pic.
The caption stated: “Thinking of what to pick next!”
In the comments section, eagle-eyed fans noticed the reality star seemed different and claimed he had “removed the greys from his old hair” in the image.
One fan said: “Do you mean what hair color to pick next?”
Another commenter added: “Blondie?”
“What did you do to your hair?!” one viewer asked.
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A fourth person joked: “He’s wondering what color to dye his hair next,” along with a happy face emoji.
“It sure looks blonde. Could be the lighting?” added another.
Instagram/@rjwolfepickerMike Wolfe with his brother Robbie[/caption]
History ChannelMike with Danielle Colby and his former costar Frank Fritz[/caption]
YouTubeRobbie revealed new American Pickers episodes will air in January 2023[/caption]