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American Pickers

American Pickers

Photo Credit:  History
  • Premiered: 
    January 18, 2010
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz look for hidden memorabilia by digging through junk piles, abandoned barns and neglected garages. This series follows Mike and Frank through small towns and back roads for a glimpse at this little-known side of the antiques business. Whether tracking down a one-of-a-kind Ferris wheel or sizing up a vintage Harley-Davidson, they must be prepared to verify an object's history and judge its value. The pressure mounts as they strike the ultimate deal, find just the right buyer and turn around the item fast. Sometimes they make a buck; and sometimes they walk away with little more than the history of an item.

History Channel debuted AMERICAN PICKERS' Season 11 spring premiere on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT. In the first episode back, a Colorado property turns out to be a mega-pick. Down the road in Massachusetts, the guys visit a one-of-a-kind classic car collection where they bid huge money on a 1961 Messerschmitt. Meanwhile in Nashville, Danielle lines up a potential buyer for the rare Fiat cutaway car the guys shipped back from Italy.

AMERICAN PICKERS returned for its Season 13 mid-season premiere on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Red Barn, Black Keys," the Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach is set to short circuit Mike's plans to flip a Chet Atkins Gretsch guitar that he stumbled across in South Carolina. In upcoming episodes, Mike and Frank cover new territory, picking in New Mexico for the first time ever. Plus, the new season features two particularly rare classic cars: a 1954 Red Nash Healey Coupe and a 1954 Grey Nash Healey Coupe. Also coming up, the guys find a building chock full of Star Wars memorabilia including a life-sized Storm Trooper and Yoda, causing Frank to geek out. A lot is at stake when Frank makes a big bet with Mike: If Mike can down six dozen oysters then Frank has to shave his beard.

AMERICAN PICKERS returned for its sixteenth season on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on History, immediately following an 11-hout marathon (10am-9pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "Tough Nut to Crack," when Frank goes nuts for a century-old snack icon, he must decide if it's worth an unprecedented sum of money to take it home. Then, Mike falls hard for a Roaring Twenties roadster.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, History premiered the seventeenth season of AMERICAN PICKERS. In the season opener, "The $90,000 Question," when they uncover one of the rarest motorcycles in the world, Mike and Frank must muster more cash than ever before to try and seal the ultimate deal.

The 22nd season of AMERICAN PICKERS premiered on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on History Channel. In the season opener, "Pumps, Prints and Picks," Mike and Jersey Jon dive into a century-old Connecticut print shop while Robbie and Danielle unearth a rare globe at a 1920s truck stop.

Season 23 of AMERICAN PICKERS premiered on Saturday, January 1, 2022 from 9-10pm ET/PT on History Channel. In the season opener, "Skateboards and Gutter Balls" (9pm), a California almond farm serves up a hidden stash of retro surf shop relics, and a Prohibition-era bowling alley in Los Angeles offers a mind-blowing trip back in time.

AMERICAN PICKERS returned for its 24th season on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on History Channel. In the season opener, "Picking Larry Land," in Nebraska, the Wolfe brothers comb through Larry Land -- an epic 27,000-square-foot hangar full of choice coin-op, carnival relics, and more. The good news is that owner Larry is ready to make a deal. Down the road in Kansas, Mike-the-veterinarian has filled the house next door with all kinds of treasures that boggles the mind. After a four-month break, AMERICAN PICKERS returned with new episodes on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on History Channel. In the summer premiere, "Little Shop of Wonders," Mike and Jersey pick a little shop of wonder in the heart of Manhattan. And Robbie chases down the holy grail of brass-era signs.

On Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 9-11pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered back-to-back episodes to kick off the 25th season of AMERICAN PICKERS. In the season opener, "Classic Car Cemetery (9pm), in South Carolina, the Wolfe brothers pick a main street grocery that's frozen in time, and pay a visit to Sammy's classic car paradise. In the night's second episode, "Hidden Cash Stash" (10pm), Mike and Jersey go hog wild over a West Virginia honey hole, and Danielle uncovers a stash of cash in a hidden compartment.
On Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 9pm ET/PT, History Channel premiered "Motorcycle Mancave," the Season 25 finale of AMERICAN PICKERS. It's a meeting of the minds in Illinois as Mike picks a three-generation family business where the prolific collector's granddaughter knows the backstory of every single item. Down the road -- at a motorbike enthusiast's mancave -- Robbie pays up for a practice bomb and Jersey steps in to preserve a legendary racer's legacy.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Cineflix Productions (Seasons 1-6)
  • Produced by American Pickers 6 Productions (Season 7 - Present)