A cast member of History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers recently published a Facebook post indicating that the popular trucking series may be coming to an end.
Word From Tenured Driver
Alex Debogorski, the only driver to be with the show since it started in 2007, posted on his Facebook page:
“Those TV guys from Hollywood are a bunch of bums! We have made Iceroad (sic) Truckers for 11 years. You would think they would call and say kiss my rear, hello or …….. It’s March and I have not heard a peep from those guys so I guess the show is in the dust bin of history [pun intended].”
A viewer posted a question on the show’s Facebook page about its return, and the reply from History was:
No formal announcement has been made yet from the History Channel on the status of the popular and long-running reality TV show Ice Road Truckers.
The uncertainty hinges on the fact that one entertainment insider has come out and said the show has definitely been cancelled while Susan Ievoli, vice president for public relations at the History Channel, said in an email, “no decision has been made yet on future seasons of Ice Road Truckers.”
IRT Back Story
Ice Road Truckers followed the driving exploits of truckers delivering goods to remote locations in northern Canada over frozen lakes and temporary ice roads. Over the 11 seasons, a total of 25 drivers were featured on the show, which started out with truckers delivering supplies to diamond mines in the Northwest Territories.
Over the years, Ice Road Truckers changed locations and formats, and also spun off IRT: Deadliest Roads, which had drivers traversing dangerous roads in the Himalayan Mountains and Bolivia, in 2010.
The show was created by Original Productions, which is also responsible for Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, Storage Wars, and Jay Leno’s Garage.