“Dog The Bounty Hunter” won’t been a fugitive from television screens for too long after the canceled reality series centered on Duane “Dog” Chapman and his family was picked up by CMT.
“Dog The Bounty Hunter,” which aired on A&E for eight seasons, was canceled in May. But fans of Chapman and the series will be relieved to hear that the show has been picked up for 10 episodes by CMT, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new series will be renamed “Dog,” after Chapman’s nickname.
The trade publication said CMT plans on debuting “Dog” on the cable channel in the spring or summer, with production scheduled for early 2013.
"This series is a game-changer for CMT,” Jayson Dinsmore, executive vice president of development and programming at the cable channel, said in a statement. "We were aggressive in our pursuit of a show featuring Dog and Beth, one of the most bankable teams in television history. We couldn't be happier to partner with [production company] Electus and Dog and [Chapman’s wife] Beth as they move forward on the next chapter.”
“Dog and Beth are not only great television characters, they are the best bounty hunters in the world, and this show is a natural evolution of their life story,” Electus CEO Chris Grant said. “Electus is thrilled to be partnering with them and with CMT to deliver the next stage of Dog and Beth’s adventure."