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Cable Channel Greenlights Four Series Deadline

One cable channel is having a busy week, rolling out plans for four new series, Deadline.com reports. The channel is CMT, which unveiled two shows for fall 2012 and two others to bow in 2013.

“Chainsaw Gang,” set for fall 2012, is a 10-episode reality show focused on chainsaw artists, featuring Stacy Poitras. Also set for fall, with a Sept. 15 premiere date, is “Redneck Intervention,” in which a “former redneck” faces family members and friends who want the subject to return to his or her country roots.

Set for 2013 is “Full Metal Racket” (working title), which follows the family running the Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky. Another show set for 2013 is “Rock Raiders” (working title), a 10-episode series that tracks a pair of music memorabilia collectors.