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6 items from 2010

'Chopper' Star -- I Still Love My Wedding-Skipping Dad

24 August 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

" American Chopper " star Paul Teutul Jr. claims he still loves his father -- fellow "Chopper" star Paul Teutul Sr. -- despite the fact that Big Paul blew off his son's wedding last weekend. Junior tells TMZ, "It's always sad when a father doesn't come to his own son's wedding, but I still love him, and the truth of the matter is it was an absolutely perfect day and I wouldn't have changed anything." As we »

- TMZ Staff

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Showtime's 'The Big C' draws record premiere

17 August 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Showtime has managed the unlikely feat of setting a ratings record with a comedy about cancer.

Despite its challenging premise, Monday night's "The Big C" drew the largest audience for the network in eight years for an original series premiere.

"The Big C," which stars Laura Linney as a woman diagnosed with a terminal illness, drew 1.2 million viewers.

"The Big C's" lead-in, "Weeds," premiered to a strong 1.26 million viewers at 10 p.m., up 4% from the Season 5 debut, which drew 1.21 million.

Sunday night's "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" finale was the show's most-watched telecast ever. The Season 2 closer drew 3.7 million viewers.

Another cable debut, TruTV's pawn shop reality show "Hardcore Pawn," debuted Monday to 2 million viewers and 1 million in the adult demo -- making it the network's most-watched series premiere.

On Tlc, pitting Senior vs. Junior is working out pretty well.

The seventh-season opener of "American Chopper" on Thursday drew 2.8 million viewers, »

- By James Hibberd

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American Chopper will return, but follow Paul Sr. and Junior at their separate shops

7 April 2010 3:58 PM, PDT | Reality Blurred | See recent Reality Blurred news »

Although Tlc aired what it said was the series finale of American Chopper back in February, the network will soon start filming its two stars, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., for a new, very similar show that will debut in August. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior "begins filming next week and will premiere in August," The New York Post reports. Because Paul Sr. fired Paul Jr. and the two no longer talk, the »

- Andy Dehnart

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American Chopper: Cancelled TV Series Resurrected for Season Seven

7 April 2010 11:13 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Earlier this year, the Tlc series American Chopper was cancelled after six seasons on the air. The series reportedly came to an end as a result of tensions between Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paul Jr. The series finale aired on February 11th.

But now, there's word that the show is coming back for a seventh season, with both father and son on-board. Junior has apparently opened a new shop of his own that's near the original.

He hasn't spoken to his father in over a year and told the NY Post, "I'm always hopeful for a reconciliation, but sometimes these things happen for a reason... Even though you never want dissension in any family, especially with your father, this has allowed me to break out and do things on my own."

Paul Sr. wasn't quite as philosophical and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV Bites: American Chopper Reboot Pits Father vs. Son

7 April 2010 6:40 AM, PDT | Movieline - TVline | See recent Movieline - TVline news »

· Re-rev your engines: Tlc has announced an extension of its successful American Chopper reality series, which ran six months until its stars, father-son motorcycle designers, Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., parted ways in a nasty legal dispute. The new project, American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior will pit the estranged Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. in competing bike shops and will premiere in August. Series executive producer Christo Doyle is not sure how he will divide each episode but revealed to the New York Post that the Teutuls' estrangement has been difficult for him too: "This is a very bitter situation that runs really deep -- at times I feel I'm a family therapist and not a producer." [Nyp]

Maura Tierney returns to television, Merlotte hires a new waitress, and more TV Bites after the jump. »

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American Chopper: Tlc Reality Show Cancelled, No Season Seven

6 February 2010 6:08 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Looks like the choppers are shutting down. TMZ is reporting that the American Chopper TV show has been cancelled after six years on the air. of the cancellation, TV critic Aaron Barnhart noted, "Tlc wrecks another family."

The end of the reality show isn't a total surprise. In the season six premiere of American Chopper, it was shown that Paul Teutul Sr. and his son, Paul Jr., had a big fight over Paul Jr.'s contract and he was terminated. The son later returned but the problems erupted again and he left once more.

In December 2009, Paul Sr. took legal action against his son over ownership of their family business, Orange County Choppers. The custom motorcycle manufacturer is based in Orange County, New York and was co-founded by the father and son.

Paul Sr. contends they had a deal that »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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