'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Returns with a Vengeance in New Series 'DOG' (WT) on CMT; Premieres April, 2013

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January 5th, 2013

via press release:

DOG AND BETH ARE BACK!

AMERICA’S FAVORITE BOUNTY HUNTING TEAM EMBARKS ON AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER
AS “DOG” PREMIERES IN APRIL 2013 ON CMT

            LOS ANGELES – January 5, 2013 – The world’s most notorious bounty hunters, Dog and Beth Chapman, are back with a vengeance in an all-new, 10 episode series, DOG (working title), premiering April 2013 on CMT.  Crisscrossing the United States for the first time, Dog and Beth, joined by their son Leland, will set ablaze the industry they made famous.  On this cross-country mission, the famous bounty hunting couple will rescue struggling bail-bondsman companies by hunting down America’s most dangerous criminals together.  This explosive new, hour-long series also reveals a never-before-seen look into Dog and Beth’s stressful strategizing process, Leland’s expert use of cutting-edge equipment and the evolving family dynamic that have made the Chapman’s fan favorites.

“Bail bondsman and bounty hunter have become household names and so has the danger surrounding them. It's a very dangerous job and my show over the last nine years has influenced many to be in this industry that I may have made look easy. So some may find themselves over their heads and ill-trained for The Job,” said Duane “Dog” Chapman. “This show on CMT gives us the opportunity to get out on the road and help save a dying breed ‘big or small we'll get them all.’”

In each episode of DOG, the Chapman team will use their years of experience to work with one local bounty hunter and lead them on the ride to knock down doors and chase law-breakers while analyzing the state of their business, assessing their arsenal and combat abilities, and implementing strategic, tactical and hi-tech device training.  If Dog and Beth don’t show them how to bring the bad guys to justice, these bail bondsman companies could be forced to close their doors and lose their businesses.  DOG is a fresh, more in-depth look into this famous bounty hunting couple as they set out on a cross-country thrill-ride bringing amateurs along to see how it’s done.

Dog and Beth are an American phenomenon and the most highly visible bounty hunters in the business today.  Besides the eight season success of their highly-rated reality show, Dog wrote a #1 New York Times bestselling book You Can Run but You Can't Hide and was followed up by Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given. The original series captured an audience of millions into the unique day-to-day work of Dog and his team.  In this exciting next chapter of their story, the Chapman’s willaddress new personal and professional conflicts through teamwork, adrenaline-filled arrests and a philosophy of hope and second chances, all while showing their contemporaries a few new tricks along the way.

DOG was created by Duane and Beth Chapman through their production company, Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde.  The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox) and CMT’s Jayson Dinsmore and Eliot Goldberg.

About CMT

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

About Electus

Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm or Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers.

 
  • AniMatsuri

    Sounds sort of like Kitchen Nightmares the way Dog comes in to fix a business.

  • Dave Melborne

    Great news love the show and good that they can continue their mission

  • Ron Ellis

    Cheers and thanks to CMT for picking up the show.

  • Will Clement

    Congratulations to Dog Beth and Leland Chapman. I am thrilled to hear the Dog will be back on TV

  • Debbie

    Dog and Beth are awful. REal bail bondsmen don’t have camera’s following
    them around to show off.These two are the most self absorbed couple ever.
    I thought we were rid of them when A&E canceled the show. NOw there back
    on wasting space.

  • Madge

    Yea…..I’ve missed the DOG and family. I am college educated and taught college for years. This show isn’t just loved by stupid redneck types, I love the Dog..I’m so happy! Thanks CMT!

  • psychic

    Great. Now we can have another season of bleep-storms and enormous… fingernails. Fun, fun, fun!

  • Tony Suggs

    The writer of this “press release” should receive a Pulitzer Prize. It is the best work of fiction I have read in a long time.

    “Cutting edge equipment” pepper ball guns because felons can’t carry firearms.

    “New tricks” yea swearing and threatening people.

    Wow, can’t wait for this show.

  • DogLover

    I’m glad The Dog and Beth are back, I love the show and this family. They are so compassionate and down to earth people and there is definately a shortage of that!I watch the repeats almost everyday and was wandering where they went. I would love to meet them more than some of these phony celebs. Way to Go Chapmans!

  • misty

    This is the best thing CMT can do…I love Dog and always will….The only bad thing is we got to wait till April to see it…Looking forward to it !

  • Vicki

    Welcome back love the show

  • darla b.

    YAY!!!!!!!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You CMT!!!!! Been missing the DOG and family! Great Man and Great family can’t wait to have them back on TV!

  • Lavette

    I’m so sad we can’t get CMT!!!

  • Robert Chase

    I LOVE THE SHOW AND GREAT FAMILY, THAT IS WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS SOMETIMES, TO SHOW SOMEONE THAT SOMEONE IN THE WORLD CARES FOR THEM!! BEEN DOWN THAT ROAD WHEN I WAS A KID, MY FAMILY WISHES WE COULD ME ALL THE CHAMPMANS, KEEP UP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, GOING GODS WORK AND HELPING PEOPLE THAT NEEDS THE HELP…

    CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE OU ON

    YOUR NUMBER 1 FAN ROBERT CHASE CAMBRIDGE OHIO

  • tina armstrong

    bring the DOG and FAMILY over to England please……

  • Beverly Fox

    It speaks real life experience and is action-packed bounty hunting…. Who knew I love you guys.Thanks for introducing to Hawaii from you point of view.

  • brenda ruffin

    i am so glad they are back. cant wait………

  • tinamarie anderson

    i believe that dog and beth are a “power couple”!! they know the difference between being “EMPATHETIC” for others the correct way! which is to show and mean that you care.but you will not have or show sorrow and pity to others!! they are both have had their fair share of drugs and alcohol abuse.and have been around the block.and they both know where to draw the line for empathy to others!! what a wonderful family!that sticks together!! thats hard to find now a days with the way our world is now today,yesterday and even 10 yrs. ago!! family is a powerful and whole gift to have and keep all together! love them!

  • Tracy

    Great news! My whole family loves DOG & family so we can’t wait for it to come back. CMT awesome job scooping up this crew! Criss crossing the U.S.? I’ll keep my eyes open for them!!!

  • Dog Fan

    Yes! So VERY happy to get some Dog back on TV.

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