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American Pickers airs episode featuring Frank Fritz after fans begged fired star to return amid low ratings English Headline


AMERICAN Pickers has aired an episode of the popular show featuring Frank Fritz amid pleas for the fired star to come back.

The History Channel series has been facing low ratings since Frank’s removal.

Frank Fritz appeared an a recently aired, but old, episode of American Pickers

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Frank Fritz appeared an a recently aired, but old, episode of American Pickers

On Saturday, American Pickers fans were treated to Frank, 56, back on their TV screens.

While he hasn’t been rehired, the network did air an episode featuring the ex-star.

During the episode, Frank and current host Mike Wolfe chatted about Marie O’Day – a woman who was mummified by her boyfriend back in the 1920s – as they visited a location bursting at the brim with freak-show memorabilia.

Mike had the opportunity to buy the mummy during that pick, but opted to pass.

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Frank was fired from American Pickers in March 2020, much to the surprise of fans.

In an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun in July 2021, Frank explained that he did not leave the show, and claimed that he was eager to return to the cast.

He said at the time: “I would like to come back to the show. I was doing it for 11 years. I’m 100 percent recovered now and I’m ready to roll and go back on the show.” 

However, Frank went on to claim that the network wouldn’t give him a straight answer about returning.

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“They talk out of both sides of their mouth. It would be like me telling you I want to go back on the show and then tomorrow going, ‘I never said that, I never said anything about that,'” he continued.

“The showrunner called me on my birthday on October 11 of last year and he said ‘I’ll call you back tomorrow,’ but I haven’t heard from those people at all. They don’t contact me.”

RATINGS STRUGGLES

Ratings have been an ongoing struggle for the show in the wake of Frank’s exit.

The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed ratings for the Saturday, September 10 comeback episode of American Pickers.

The show, which aired during its new 8pm time slot, brought in 928,000 viewers. 

This is up from the Saturday, August 27 episode that brought in 829,000 watchers. 

The drastic decline in viewership came after the Saturday, August 20 episode, as the show brought in 1,007,000 viewers. 

The dip in ratings came amid the show taking a break for Labor Day Weekend

American Pickers returned on July 9 with Mike, 58, his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby after being on a break since March. 

SNOOEZEFEST

Fans ripped the September 10 episode as “boring” without Frank.

The episode showed Mike uncovering items such as the Macomb trailer coach and Hires root beer signs.





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