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American Pickers fans slam show’s ‘boring’ trailer for new episode despite ratings plummet after Frank Fritz’s firing

American Pickers fans slam show’s ‘boring’ trailer for new episode despite ratings plummet after Frank Fritz’s firing

American Pickers fans have been slamming the show’s “boring” trailer for the next episode of the show on social media.

Some fans criticized the teaser clip for the upcoming episode as ratings for American Pickers are plummeting following Frank Fritz’s firing.

Twitter / American Pickers / History ChannelAmerican Pickers fans slammed the show’s ‘boring’ trailer for an upcoming episode[/caption]

American PickersAmerican Pickers’ ratings have plummeted amid Frank Fritz’ firing[/caption]

Recently the preview video was shared on the American Pickers’ official Twitter account.

American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, 58, met up with two men to tour a historical landmark in the clip.

The snippet showed Mike speaking with Greg, who was in “real estate development,” as he explained what Detroit’s former Packard plant was now.

“This [Packard plant] was basically storage for a couple of companies that were involved with the previous owners,” Greg told Mike.

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He further explained the history of the building, stating: “So this entire building used to be the machine shop, and a part was the foundry for the original Packard plant.

So [there’s] a ton of history in here.”

Though the Packard plant seemed to intrigue the reality star, the show’s fans were not as impressed.

One fan wrote on Twitter: “Most boring trailer of all time.”

The series’ ratings reflect fans’ apparent discontent with the show since there was a recent slump in viewership.


American Pickers returned on Wednesday, January 4, with stars Mike Wolfe, his brother Robbie, and Danielle Colby.

The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal ratings have hit a season low, as 711,000 viewers tuned in for the Wednesday, March 1, episode. 

The season 24 premiere kicked off strong with 943,000 fans watching.

The January 11 episode had just 797,000 viewers tune in. 

Ratings were back up on January 18, as 934,000 watched. 

And ratings remained in the 900,000s until February 1, and then dropped down to the 800,000s through the month.

The February 22 episode dropped to the 700,000s for the first time, with 713,000 viewers tuning in. 

Ratings seemed to drag to a new low after Mike admitted his fired co-star Frank Fritz, 57, could “never be replaced.” 


Fans missed Frank when American Pickers aired the new season’s first episode back in January.

Frank last appeared on American Pickers during a March 2020 episode as he took time off to recover from back surgery.

On the season premiere, Frank seemed to be an afterthought.

The long-time co-host was never even mentioned during the episode.

Instead, host Mike was joined once more by his brother Robbie.

Fans took to Twitter to share their disappointment.

“American pickers without Frank is like.. hmm watching the Patriots without Brady,” one person tweeted. “Kinda sucks.”

One person wondered: “How’s Frank doing?”

A third demanded, “Bring back Frank. We miss him.”

Still another exclaimed: “It’s a New Year! Bring Frank back! please!”


The original cast member’s firing was announced in July 2021 despite his desire to return to the History Channel show.

Frank left the show to recover from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his spine. 

During his time off the show, Frank lost 65 pounds and was sober from alcohol.

Frank also told The U.S. Sun that he checked into rehab for alcohol abuse in Iowa for 77 days.

Frank was also hospitalized for a stroke on July 14 after a friend found him on the floor of his Iowa home. 

InstagramSome fans dubbed the recent American Pickers trailer as ‘boring’[/caption]

History ChannelSince Frank has been booted American Pickers’ ratings have gotten lower[/caption]

History ChannelMany fans want to see Frank back on American Pickers hosting with Mike Wolfe[/caption]

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