CMT has announced they will be picking up a new series, Orange County Choppers, which will premiere later in 2013. The series will consist of eight episodes and stars founder of Orange County Choppers, Paul “Senior” Teutul, Sr.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because Teutul has already been the star of a reality show on the Discovery Channel, American Chopper, which was canceled in 2012 after a ten-year run. Huffington Post implied that the cancellation ended on a positive note with the network wishing OCC the best.
Realscreen says the series promises to show a completely different side of the OCC crew.
Yahoo! TV reported Pilgrim studios will be producing each episode of the hour long unscripted series. Teutul has stated, “We’re thrilled to be back on television doing what we do best: building outrageous custom motorcycles… We have a lot of very cool projects coming up and can’t wait to deliver on this new partnership with CMT and Pilgrim.”
CMT provides some background for the series, including some information about Teutul’s start. He started building motorcycles for fun during the 1970s, while he was running a steel manufacturing business. Orange County Choppers was not founded until 1999, when he turned his hobby into a job creating his first fabrication shop. Teutul and OCC have become very popular over the years. Now with over 10,000 followers on Twitter, Teutul is an active poster, tweeting pictures of not only his work, but family, too.
Teutul was a contestant on NBC’s reality series Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, where he competed to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.