Along with his wife, Beth, and adult children, Leland, Duane Lee and Lyssa, Duane "Dog" Chapman has been catching criminals on the A&E reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" since 2004.
An A&E rep confirmed to Variety
that "it has opted not to order additional segs of the series."
The last few of the original episodes of the show will be broadcast in June. A&E states
"New Episodes Return Saturday, June 2."
The eight seasons include more than 240 episodes featuring the bounty hunters doing business in Hawaii and Colorado.
reads: Dog Chapman's Show Euthanized. The reason, according to TMZ and its sources, is due to "creative differences," which TMZ translates into meaning it "is like breaking up with a girl and saying, 'It's not you, it's me.'"
According to Variety, "One of the show's signatures has been the tough-love and spiritual pep talks delivered by various family members before they hand prisoners over to authorities."
Chapmans' book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given
, provides insights into the origins of the spiritual pep talks. The book is described as:
The incredible story of struggle, redemption, and bounty hunting--which has catapulted Duane "Dog" Chapman into the hearts of millions, sparked a #1 rated television show, and inspired a #1 New York Times bestselling book--continues in Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given.
Dog and his wife, Beth Smith, were on a tour promoting the book in 2010. Digital Journal was on hand
at a March 23 event and saw the affection and respect that hundreds of fans showed toward the couple.
Given his fan base, and experience with many ups and downs in life, the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" show may be euthanized but not Dog. This is another down in Dog's life, but expect him to come back growling yet humble.