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Clark Bunting, who originally developed the show at Discovery under his previous tenure there. Now that Bunting’s back in charge at the cabler (he also serves as prexy of sister Science Channel), the exec looked to bring “Chopper” back. Bunting said he’s been looking to build up the channel’s brands, and “Chopper” has its roots at Discovery. “I was incredibly proud to have been with ‘American Chopper’ at the very beginning,” Bunting said. “And in a year that saw signature series like ‘Deadliest Catch’ and ‘Shark Week’ have their best years ever, I’m thrilled to bring such an iconic Discovery Channel series back to its roots.” A lot has changed with “American Chopper” since its original Discovery days. Most notably, a family feud developed between father and son Paul Sr. and Paul Jr., who now operates a competing shop. Craig Piligian exec produces through Pilgrim Films and Television.