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'American Chopper's' Paul Teutul Sr. lands new CMT series 'Orange County Choppers'

Date May 20, 2013

By Jethro Nededog

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Discovery Channel's "American Chopper" star Paul Teutul Sr. is returning to television on a new series for CMT.

Pilgrim studios will produce eight episodes of the one-hour unscripted show, "Orange County Choppers," for CMT. It starts production this summer and slated to air later this year on the cable network.

"We're thrilled to be back on television doing what we do best: building outrageous custom motorcycles," said Teutul in a statement. "We have a lot of very cool projects coming up and can't wait to deliver on this new partnership with CMT and Pilgrim."

The new series follows Teutel Sr. and the employees of custom-built motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers.

"Pilgrim's relationship with Paul Sr. goes back more than a decade, and we've seen his creative and mechanical genius first-hand," Pilgrim Studios' head and executive producer Craig Piligian said. "We're so glad to be working with him again and look forward to bringing OCC's unique brand of excitement and inspiration to CMT viewers."

Piligian and Sam Korkis will executive produce the series with CMT's Jayson Dinsmore, Joe Livecchi and Julia Silverton.

Discovery canceled "American Chopper" last November after previously announcing it was canceled and then bringing it back.

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