Q: I must have missed something: What happened to Frank on "American Pickers"? What is he doing now?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

What you missed was Frank Fritz being fired from the long-running History show and a subsequent very public feud between its three stars.

Fritz had been off the show since 2020. At first, it was claimed that he left to deal with health problems, but Frank himself said afterward that his fight with co-host Mike Wolfe preceded his health battles.

"I haven't talked to Mike in two years," Fritz told the Sun newspaper in 2021. "He knew my back was messed up, but he didn't call me up and ask how I was doing."

They've continued throwing shots at each other via social media in the year since.

Meanwhile, Fritz has continued running his antique shop, Frank Fritz Finds, in Illinois. But he's not over it. In September, the Sun reported that the store had started selling T-shirts calling for Frank to be reinstated on the show.

For her part, the show's other star, Danielle Colby, said via Instagram that she was "truly saddened for the loss of Frank on the show," but put the blame squarely in his lap.

"I wish things could have been different, but we must be accountable for our actions when we cause instability or pain and suffering to others." (It remains unclear which actions, exactly, she's referring to.)

Rob Wolfe, Mike's brother, has seen his role on the show expand since Frank's departure. Once just an occasional presence on the show, he's now a regular fixture.


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