Well, it looks like all of the “Will they or won’t they return” drama surrounding various members of the Chapman family has come to a “Nobody will” conclusion.
Though the network has yet to make an official statement, Variety is reporting that A&E will not order additional new episodes of its long-running Dog the Bounty Hunter, which launched the mullet-embracing, shirt-eschewing Duane “Dog” Chapman and his fugitive-hunting family to stardom over 8 seasons and nearly 250 episodes beginning in 2004.
In a family statement issued by the Chapmans’ attorney Marty Singer and Tweeted out by Chapman’s daughter Baby Lyssa Chapman, Dog and his wife Beth Chapman said, “This has been a great ride for 8 seasons and we would not be where we are today but for our loyal and dedicated fans. We are about to start a new chapter, and an announcement will be made sooner rather than later. You can’t keep a good Dog down.”
Speculation about the fate of the series has been on-going for several years and intensified earlier this year after Chapman’s son Leland Chapman announced his exit from the series to launch a number of bounty-hunting-related enterprises.
The final new episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter will air beginning June 2 on A&E.
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