Dog the Bounty Hunter Buys New TV Series As He Pursues Brian Laundrie (EXCLUSIVE)
As Dog the bounty hunter returns to the news by chasing Brian Laundry – the person of interest after his fiancée, Gabby Petito, was found dead in Wyoming – he is also planning his return to television. Reflection factory Media, the producers behind WE TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp” and TBS’s “Mama June: From Not to Hot” and “Rat in the Kitchen”, among other successful reality TV franchises, are currently purchasing a new series featuring the dog.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, of course, is Duane “Dog” Chapman, who starred in A & E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” for eight seasons. Later, Chapman and his wife, Beth, starred in the two-year CMT series “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt”. A&E chronicled Beth Chapman’s cancer diagnosis in the 2017 Special “Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives”.
More recently, WGN America aired the “Dog’s Most Wanted” series, which aired in the fall of 2019. Another series, “Dog’s Unleashed”, was originally scheduled to air on the UnleashedTV streaming service, but was later discontinued. .
Thinkfactory is currently working with Chapman on the presentation of the new show, which is supposed to follow Chapman’s daily life and exploits. That could include his current activities – and he’s back in the headlines as he leads a bounty hunting expedition to find Laundrie. Chapman posted a social media video of his research, including one on Wednesday in which he detailed his “active and specific research in a key area based on the intelligence we receive and seek.” Boat crews and ground crews were called in and we deployed search and rescue dogs. “
The laundry has been on the run since Petito went missing. His remains were later found in Wyoming, near where the two were last seen together. Laundrie and Petito had taken a trip together, but Laundrie then returned home to Florida without Petito. More recently, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino confirmed that Laundrie went camping with his parents in early September, but Laundrie’s parents have insisted they do not know their son’s current whereabouts.
A Wyoming federal court has issued an arrest warrant for Laundrie in connection with an indictment before a grand jury for his “activities after the death of Gabrielle Petito,” the FBI said, charging Laundrie with fraud for using an unauthorized debit card.
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” first premiered in 2004, a year after Chapman rose to fame by successfully capturing another prominent fugitive, Max Factor heir Andrew Luster, in Mexico in 2003.
Chapman has faced a lot of his own controversy; in 2007, production of the A&E series ceased after Chapman’s use of racist slurs became public; he apologized later. But more recently, after Project Unleashed was canceled in March, the company told E! News that an independent firm investigation into Chapman’s conduct found he “used racial and anti-gay epithets to attack young African American children playing with his daughter on UTV’s The System, a show which describes police misconduct and follows protests against white supremacy in the police. “
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