“Dog the Bounty Hunter” Gets the Axe
Say buh-bye to Dog the Bounty Hunter. After eight seasons, A&E is pulling the plug on the reality show.
The reality series focused on Duane “Dog” Chapman, an ex-con who makes a living tracking fugitives. Chapman was joined by various family members, including his wife, as he hunted down criminals in Hawaii and his home state of Colorado.
Dog the Bounty Hunter was a spinoff from Chapman’s 2004 appearance on A&E’s Take This Job, a show following people with unusual occupations. The series premiered later that year, featuring a theme song sung by rock musician Ozzy Osbourne.
A&E has decided not to pick the show up for a ninth run, Entertainment Weekly said this week. The final episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter aired April 25.
In 2008, the hit series was temporarily pulled from the airwaves after Dog repeatedly used the “N-word” in a secretly record profanity-laced tirade that was later sold to The National Enquirer by the bounty hunter’s own son. Chapman set off controversy when he was secretly recorded spewing a racist rant about his son’s Black girlfriend.
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