'Choppers' gets new life on CMT

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ATTENTION 'CHOPPERS.' The reality show "American Chopper," starring motorcycle customizer Paul Teutul Sr., ran on Discovery and TLC from 2002-2010 before running out of gas. But now Senior's back with "Orange County Choppers," a new eight-episode series premiering on CMT later this year. Expect new co-stars: A casting notice last month sought a "new right-hand man" to work at the eponymous shop, someone "fun" and "outgoing" who would "know the world of choppers" and be able to "withstand Senior's onslaught when he's angry."

PREMIERES. The ninth edition of "The Bachelorette" bows Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC, with the men including Lindenhurst native Michael Garofola . . . TLC's "Cake Boss" season six opens with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 Monday night, with Buddy Valastro's New Jersey shop damaged by superstorm Sandy. At 10 p.m., Valastro attempts to save a failing bakery in the pilot for the potential series "Bakery Boss" . . . On Wednesday at 8 p.m., Jeff Foxworthy hosts CBS' new "The American Baking Competition" . . . WeTV on Friday has three premieres: Season 10 of "Bridezillas" at 8 p.m., the new marriage-counselors spinoff "Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas" at 9, and the new "Pregnant & Dating" at 10 . . . Bravo bows two shows on Saturday: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" at 8 p.m. and "Princesses: Long Island" at 9 . . . Opposite the latter, National Geographic Wild takes a second dip into "Fish Tank Kings" . . . Sunday E! gives us season eight of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" at 9 p.m. and the new pop-band behind-the-scenes show "The Wanted life" at 10 . . . and Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back for season nine of "Food Network Star."

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RECAPS. Singer Kellie Pickler and partner Derek Hough won "Dancing With the Stars" season 16 . . . "The Voice" cut Kris Thomas and Josiah Hawley . . . and Nedra Harris was 86'd from "Hell's Kitchen."

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