For more than a decade, “American Pickers” has been giving viewers a chance to explore the world of unique antiques. From small toys created years and years ago to hard-to-find motorcycles and other vehicles, the show has showcased a wide variety of items.
During its more than 300 episodes on air, this reality television series has also put a spotlight on the men and women whose job it is to hunt for those unique antiques. However, a couple of those faces have come and gone, according to Looper.
The most notable of those former “American Pickers” stars is Frank Fritz. As fans are aware, Fritz was a host of The History Channel series since it hit the small screen in 2010. However, he has not appeared in an episode since March 2, 2020. His final episode was titled, “Burlesque Queen.”
The Mike Wolfe-Frank Fritz Feud
It is a feud with Mike Wolfe that has reportedly kept Frank Fritz off of the show. And, both sides have shared different points of view on what led to Fritz’s exit from the show. Some reports say that Fritz was not fired. However, it has also been reported that he didn’t leave the show because he wanted to either.
Wolfe commented on Fritz’s exit from the show in an Instagram post he shared in July. “I have known Frank for as long as I can remember, he’s been like a brother to me. The journey that Frank, Dani (Danielle), and I started back in 2009, like all of life, has come with its highs and lows, blessings and challenges, but it has also been the most rewarding. I will miss Frank,” Wolfe posted.
That post did not sit very well with Fritz. He referred to it as “bulls***.” He also had comments to make about the former co-hosts’ relationship. “I don’t believe in 10 years he’s said five nice things to me, you know? Unless he was cutting somebody else down and we were both laughing,” Fritz also said.
If Frank Fritz will ever return to “American Pickers” is unknown at this point.
Frank Fritz Isn’t the Only Person Who Has Left ‘American Pickers’
Fritz isn’t the only person who has made an exit from the series. This person, however, appears to have left on much better terms. This individual is Lauren Wray Grisham. She became part of the cast in 2011. Fans will remember her as the manager of the Antique Archaeology store in Nashville. This is one of two of the stores owned by Wolfe. The other is in Iowa.
Grisham didn’t appear in “American Pickers” all that often. The last time she was seen was in August 2019 in the episode titled, “Say Sohio.” These days, she is reportedly happy being a stay-at-home mom.
With the exits of Frank Fritz and Lauren Wray Grisham from “American Pickers,” there are now three individuals who are in charge of hunting down unique finds and antiques. They, of course, are Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby, and Robbie Wolfe.