ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from TLC's web site, September 2008) How does a hot-rod legend maintain his reputation — and his sanity — while running a multimillion-dollar family business? From the producers of American Chopper comes American Hot Rod, a peek into the life of legendary hot-rod builder and designer Boyd Coddington and his crew. This 13-episode series documents the construction of three classic cars: The first is a classic 1956 Chevy two-door, salvaged from the junkyard and rebuilt with classic hot-rod looks and 21st-century technology. The second is a one-of-a-kind aluminum-steel Boyd Coddington original, built from the ground up. And the third is a reproduction of a classic 1932 hot-rod open-engine Ford coupe. Along the way, you'll get to know Boyd; his sons; his wife, who helps Boyd run the shop; his ex-wife, who runs his accounting department; his publicist, who tries to keep his schedule straight; and the rest of the Coddington hot-rod team. And, of course, you'll also become familiar with the drama, tension, comedy and frustration that come to the fore as the guys race to complete their classic cars amid looming deadlines and constant complications. It's just another day in the life of American Hot Rod.