‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ canceled by A&E after eight seasons: ReportMay 21, 2012 178 comments
There are often a number of canceled TV shows that you see coming from a mile away — but this is not one of them.
According to TMZ, A&E has made the decision to cancel “Dog the Bounty Hunter” after eight seasons. Duane “Dog” Chapman’s missions have been a target of some solid ratings (and a great deal of controversy) for the network over the years, but the network and Chapman’s camp ultimately could not come to terms on a ninth season that would please everyone involved.
While A&E as a network has made a name for itself with these sort of investigation shows, they have also managed to branch beyond that in recent years thanks to “Storage Wars,” “Billy the Exterminator,” and new series “Duck Dynasty” — which have drawn in a large audience without the high-profile (and high-paid) star along with the controversy that comes with it.
Will you miss “Dog,” or did you ever really watch the show to begin with?