'Dog' Still on the Scent
September 21, 2006 12:54 PM
Ankle monitor and all, Duane "Dog" Chapman, the star of A&E's reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," is again on the case. He posted bail and is helping the country sleep sounder, allowed to pursue his career, although he still faces extradition in Mexico for the arrest of convicted rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir. Production, amazingly, continues through all of the legalities. The folks at A&E seem fine about all of this. A&E ran a special with Dog's family speaking out.
It was the highest-rated ad-supported supported cable program of the evening Sept. 19.
"We just want to serve the fans of Dog, Beth and the show," said A&E's Executive VP and GM, Bob DeBitetto. He said there was no unusual legal clearance with the special. Nor was there any advertiser resistance. Nor does Bob know what Dog faces down the road, legally. Read more about this interview in my Monday column.