Dog the Bounty Hunter Canceled After Eight Seasons
Duane “Dog” Chapman will have to catch baddies without a camera now.
Citing negotiations breaking down, A&E Network has chosen not to renew the bounty hunter’s reality show for a ninth season. A&E had no comment on the decision.
Chapman became famous for catching the Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico, bringing the fugitive back to the U.S. for trial.
The show took a brief hiatus in 2004 following a rant-filled phone message to his son. The message contained a racial slur against his son’s girlfriend.
The show is not without its own set of issues. Duane Lee and Leland Chapman both left the show and estranged themselves from the family. Hoang Minh Phung Nguyen, a fugitive on the show, sued the Chapmans for defamation of character.
A convicted felon and reborn Christian, Chapman could not carry a gun as a bounty hunter. He instead used a can of pepper spray and quick wits to help capture fugitives.