MIKE Wolfe has announced a major appearance outside American Pickers after fans complained about the show’s programming change.
The History Channel star took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal details about his upcoming Columbia Cars & Coffee event.
In the post, Mike shared a Drone video He takes an aerial view of his busy auto repair shop in Columbia, Tennessee, where the event will take place.
The TV star called the September 16 affair “adrenaline pumping” in his caption, noting that the event would include live music, food and coffee for guests.
Fans expressed their excitement in the comments, with many pledging to attend the party.
Meanwhile, many loyal American Pickers fans were left disappointed earlier this month when there was a sudden change to the show’s programming.
After a throwback clip featuring Mike and his former co-star Frank Fritz, 57, was posted on the show’s Facebook page, users expressed their anger that there was no new episode.
One person commented: “Another ‘Best of’ episode isn’t ‘new.’ It’s literally the opposite of new.”
Someone else agreed: “We think the same thing. Why does it say this is a ‘new’ episode!”
A third asked: “Why wasn’t there a show tonight?”
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And a fourth asked: “What happened to the new episodes?” You will ruin the show if you don’t play new episodes when they are announced.”
It was the second week in a row that viewers were surprised by a programming change amid the show’s declining ratings.
Some fans have wondered if Mike is planning his next departure from the long-running series given the lower viewership.
Earlier this month, Mike revealed a major change at his Columbia Motor Alley antique store in Columbia, Tennessee.
He announced that he was setting up an area in the workshop for renewing old bicycles and presented his workplace.
The 59-year-old also recently showed off the inside of his luxury Tennessee Airbnb, leading fans to believe he might be taking a step back from his work – and possibly reality television.
READY FOR RETIREMENT?
And it could happen sooner rather than later, as Mike’s friend recently told The US Sun that he wants to leave the show.
They said, “I don’t know how long the show will be. I don’t know how long Mike and Robbie want to do this. I think they would like to retire at some point. It’s been 12 years.
“It’s a burden on your life. They’ve been doing this for a long time. When they’re around, it’s, “Ah, we’re on the road again.” “I don’t have time for this, I don’t have time for this.”
“It’s a love-hate relationship like any job. Some days you don’t wish you had this job and could do whatever you wanted. Some days you all look forward to your job.”
Mike stars in the series alongside his brother Robbie (62) and Danielle Colby (47).
The show celebrated its 25th season in early July.