Many Americans asked for it, and it’s official as of today. Dog The Bounty Hunter is back on TV with a blockbuster deal with the WGN Network.
Tribune Broadcasting-owned entertainment multichannel WGN America will launch its first unscripted series in over five years: a new vehicle for celebrity bounty hunters Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman and their team, the Dirty Dozen.
Dog’s Most Wanted will see the Chapman’s and the Dirty Dozen hunting down fugitives culled from the “most wanted” lists of the FBI, U.S. Marshals and individual states.
The series is produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, along with Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde. Chris Dorsey and Matt Assmus serve as executive producers for Dorsey. Dog and Beth Chapman are EPs for Bonnie and Clyde.
The Chapman’s rose to fame in the A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter, produced by Hybrid Films, which aired from 2004 to 2012.
“America has been captivated by Dog, Beth and their dramatic true-crime experiences for over a decade,” said Gavin Harvey, president of WGN, in a statement. “In this brand-new series, millions of Dog and Beth fans will join them on bigger hunts, pursuing more dangerous criminals, with a supporting cast of tough-as-nails crime fighters.”
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) January 14, 2019
Dog’s Most Wanted begins production early this year.
Matt Couch is the founder of America First Media & Investigations and the CEO of the D.C. Chronicle News Group. Follow Matt on Twitter @RealMattCouch