Dog the Bounty Hunter: A&E just canceled the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" show on their network--it's been learned just minutes ago. Duane Chapman, who stars as the big-hearted bail bondsman, is now out of a TV job.
More from the Honalulu Star Bulletin:
The Hawaii-based reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was canceled today by the A&E cable network, two days after the release of a tape in which star Duane “Dog” Chapman was caught in a racist rant about his son’s black girlfriend.
“In evaluating the circumstances of the last few days, A&E has decided to take 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' off the network’s schedule for the foreseeable future,” A&E said in statement, according to Multichannel News. “We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun.”
An A&E network executive did not return Star-Bulletin calls for further comment this morning.
The network had suspended the show Wednesday after the National Enquirer posted the tape online in which Chapman repeatedly uses the N-word as he tries to convince his son Tucker to break up with his girlfriend.
It looked like Duane Chapman was rallying. Now more trouble for the Dog. After it was revealed that the Dog was sold out by his son PUNK. The tapes which have caused all the uproar were sold by his son PUNK to the National Enquirer.
Now a civil rights leader is saying: Get the Dog OFF television.
From the National Enquirer:
This is awful. This man should not have a show on television!"
Tamika Mallory — who heads the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network's Decency Initiative — lashed out at Duane "Dog" Chapman after hearing a tape of the bounty hunter's racist rants.
"I think the A&E network should uphold their standards, which should be that people are not allowed to use demeaning language toward another racial group and marginalize them."
Maybe just the first in a series of calls? Or will the Bounty Hunter rally?
Dog Gets Punk'ed!
Dog's son, Punk put him in the doghouse.
Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter's, son, Punk, sold the old man out for 30 pieces of silver.
Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's son taped a private phone conversation in which the reality star used a racial slur repeatedly, then sold it to a tabloid for "a lot of money," Chapman's lawyer said Thursday.
"I guess because of whatever level of anger he had of his father, he felt the need to express it in that manner," attorney Brook Hart told The Associated Press.
Tucker Chapman could not be reached for comment; no one answered the telephone at a Honolulu number listed under his name.
The National Enquirer on Wednesday posted on its Web site a clip of a conversation in which Duane Chapman, star of the hit A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," repeatedly used the N-word in reference to Tucker's girlfriend.
Chapman later apologized to his son and the woman, then learned about how the tape got into the tabloid's hands, Hart said.
A & E now says Series "Not Canceled", Only "Suspended"
A&E has suspended production of the series, saying the network takes the matter seriously.
"When the inquiry is concluded, we will take appropriate action," A&E spokesman Michael Feeney said in a statement Thursday.
The show, in its fifth season and one of A&E's top-rated programs, has not been canceled.
and the National Enquirer.
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