Jesse James and the Battling Teutuls to Clash In Biker Build Off on American Chopper Special
Jesse James makes his return to TV in a three-way build-off with the Teutuls, Paul Jr. and Paul Sr., on a pair of special episodes of the Teutuls’ American Chopper. The show will air live on consecutive nights on the Discovery Channel, December 5 and 6, 2011 and both shows start at 9 pm.
If you’re a fan of “American Chopper,” you’ll get to see James and the Teutuls build their respective bikes in front of the cameras, and the build-off will be followed by a viewer vote to select the favorite bike .
The second night of the show features the winning bike being revealed during a live broadcast from Las Vegas, NV.
Jesse James wasn’t always a the husband of a celebrity and fodder for the tabloids. Back in 2000, the Discovery Channel made James a star with the TV series “Motorcycle Mania.” Jesse left the network five years ago seeking greener pastures and a to develop a new series on Spike TV. The former Monster Garage star will appear as a guest star on American Chopper. It was the James’ documentary, Motorcycle Mania, which brought on the whole cable reality motorcycle craze back in 2000.
The Teutuls and their American Chopper series then exploded and brought the genre to a whole new level of popularity and featured the father-and-son team’s brand of family dysfunction.
James then left Discovery and went on to other ventures, including his short-lived Spike TV series Jesse James is a Dead Man and a highly publicized divorce from America’s Sweetheart, Sandra Bullock. James also suffered through a well-publicized breakup with his most recent former squeeze, LA Ink star, Kat Von D.
TeeVee has been good to Jesse James.
James opened West Coast Choppers where he built custom, old school bikes for a high-powered clientele. The entrepreneurial James also followed up with his own his own production company, Payupsucker Productions, and became publisher of Garage Magazine. He also opened a burger restaurant called Cisco Burger.
A horrific stint on Celebrity Apprentice (which saw James looking like a fish out of water) led to a series on Spike TV called Jesse James Is A Dead Man. Throughout the run of the ten episode series James put himself in “life threatening” situations, and two million viewers tuned in to watch James ride a 1,000 horsepower motorcycle.
The face-off airs Dec. 5 and 6 at 9 p.m. both nights. The first night is the regularly scheduled American Chopper. You’ll see Senior, Junior and James building the bikes, and viewers will vote for their favorite. The second night is a live show from Las Vegas where the winning bike will be revealed.
Time: Monday, December 5 at 9:00pm – December 6 at 10:00pm
Location: Discovery Chanel,, Live event from Las Vegas
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