Dog the Bounty Hunter Returns with New Reality Show

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' (Photo: A&E)

Dog the Bounty Hunter has been unleashed and is coming back to TV.

Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman will star in and executive produce a new reality show for CMT, the network announced Tuesday.

CMT has ordered 10, one-hour episodes of the unscripted series, tentatively titled “Dog,” which is set to begin production early next year for a spring/summer 2013 premiere.

The show will follow Dog and Beth’s “journey into the American heartland to help fellow bail bondsmen and bounty hunters struggling with their business of catching fugitives on the lam,” according to the press release.

Described by producers as an “action-packed, adrenaline-fueled adventure,” the show will feature the next chapter for the couple as they “crisscross the U.S. training bounty hunters while looking for the most cunning, notorious and dangerous fugitives on the streets today.”

“This series is a game changer for CMT,” said Jayson Dinsmore, EVP, Development and Programming CMT. “We were aggressive in our pursuit of a show featuring Dog and Beth, one of the most bankable teams in television history. We couldn’t be happier to partner with Electus and Dog and Beth as they move forward on the next chapter.”

Dog’s A&E series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” ended its run in June after eight seasons on the cable network.

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