TelevisionWeek is teaming up with TV industry veteran Marianne Paskowski. The blog will give Marianne a forum to convey her deep knowledge of the industry and pass along some of the juicy morsels she's hearing on the grapevine. Marianne has covered the TV industry from the inside out and top to bottom, and TVWeek's readers are bound to benefit from her sharp eyes, ears and wit. TVWeek.com invites readers to jump online, chime in and pick Marianne's brain on the latest industry news.


Marianne Paskowski

'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.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Comments (2)


Just goes to show that the U.S bow to Mexico. So sad!!! This is the country we're fighting for?? Where the U.S won't stand up for the individual. Yet, we get letters in our mail box to vote and or stand up for U.S. This is U.S soil and Duane is an AMERICAN! Need I say more?

Marianne Paskowski:

Like it or not bounty hunting in Mexico is illegal. Dog is fine. He's out working, yes wearing an ankle bracelet. But he's no saint here either. Aside from the Luster case, he has had his brushes with the law andwas jailed several times on AMERICAN soil, which has nothing to do with his lates fracus with the Mexican government.

Dog faces some issues, but for now, he's a free man and working on his show making a ton of money. Spare me the political hubris here.

Post a comment