HISTORY channel’s American Pickers has been airing on the network for 22 seasons.
The show’s cast travels around the US in search of rare artifacts and special treasures they can purchase from collectors and resell in their antiques shops.
American Pickers has been airing on the History Channel since 2010[/caption]
Who’s in the cast of American Pickers?
Mike Wolfe, 56, is the creator of American Pickers.
The show’s star prides himself in being a curator of treasures tied to US history and preserving ancient artifacts from previous generations.
Wolfe runs an antiques website called Antique Archaeology where fans of the show can shop online for merchandise designed by him.
He also runs a blog on the site and takes submissions from people who may want to give up their antiques.
Frank Fritz is Wolfe’s sidekick and business partner in the show.
The pair travel together to find the vintage items and purchase them for the store.
Fritz had taken a break during seasons 8 and 9 and explained his absence on Facebook, writing: “A lot of you have been wondering about my health and my weight loss.
“I have an illness called Crohn’s [disease], which at times is difficult to deal with. I started losing weight and ran with it!
Adding: “I have been exercising and eating good… Thanks for all of your kind words of concern! I couldn’t do what I do without all of you!”
Wolfe revealed that Fritz was getting back surgery, though it is unclear for what.
He has yet to appear in the show’s new season.
Danielle Colby is the shop manager of the stores in Iowa and Tennessee.
Danielle Colby is the shop manager of the antique stores[/caption]
She spends her free time in Puerto Rico and volunteers to rebuild the island, help orphanages, and animal shelters, according to the History Channel.
Colby had reportedly been friends with Wolfe years before the show was even a concept and was asked by him to join the cast once it was created.
However, she did not hint at being part of the show for much longer and said during an interview in 2012 that “one never knows what will happen in the future.”
“I highly doubt that Antique Archaeology is the last job I’ll ever have in my life, though it is definitely the coolest job I’ve had to date.
“It all depends on when my time there has run its course. I have an obligation to Mike who put me in the position I’m in right now, and I’ll respect that ’til the end.
“My plan is just to stick around and see what happens. But I have a contract, and I’ll of course honor that contract. I guess that’s a sugar-coated way of saying I’d love a spin-off.”
She is still listed as a cast member and is currently part of the new season.
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When did the new season of American Pickers premiere?
The new season of American Pickers premiered on January 25 and 9pm ET on the History Channel.
The show is currently on its 22nd installment.