The Chapmans are back! Get ready for an all-new season of wild pursuits and action-packed captures with America’s most beloved bounty hunting family when an all-new season of DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT premieres tonight, July 18 with two back-to back episodes at 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Every week CMT will premiere back-to-back episodes.
Armed with a passion for justice, Dog, Beth and Leland are back on the frontlines traveling across the U.S. zeroing in on the country’s most dangerous criminals. In true Chapman fashion, Dog and Beth welcome a new member to the team, their 22-year-old daughter Cecily, for an even bigger family affair. Beyond the chase, the Chapman’s are also parlaying their expertise to their fellow bondsmen on how to safely capture fugitives while introducing and training them on the latest in high-tech surveillance gear and ballistic equipment. This season, expect the unexpected when Dog, Beth and the gang travel to places like Hawaii, Texas and Alabama with more adrenaline-filled action and moments of redemption than ever.
DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT is Executive Produced by Duane and Beth Chapman, Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde, and by Electus, LLC (Chris Grant and Ben Silverman) with CMT Executive Producer Matt Trierweiler
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DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT – premieres Spring 2014
Eleven, one-hour episodes
The world’s most famous bounty hunters are at it again! Dog, Beth, Leland and Dakota are back on the road, crisscrossing the country to train fellow bondsman, and help tracking down some of America’s most dangerous criminals. With their trademark candor and strong belief in second chances, the Chapmans motivate and inspire both the local bondsmen, and the fugitives that the Chapmans capture along the way. This season, Dog introduces new high tech surveillance gear and the latest in cutting-edge ballistic equipment. Expect more adrenaline-filled hunts, dramatic captures, and emotional moments of redemption than ever before.
DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT is executive-produced by Duane and Beth Chapman and their production company, Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde and by Electus, LLC. (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox and Corie Henson), and Alan Deutsch. Matt Trierweiler is the executive producer for CMT.
Returning favorites DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, from Electus, was the highest-rated CMT series this past year and has been renewed for 11, one-hour episodes;
‘Dog’ the bounty hunter provides valuable input on legislation
I’ve always believed that the private sector, given the opportunity, can operate more efficiently than government. In few areas is that concept better exemplified than in bail bonding. Returning defendants to custody is the most difficult part of the industry. It’s also when the industry is most reliant on bounty hunters.
Oklahoma has seen an influx of bad actors in this field. High-profile stories have caused public outcry and requests to do something. For two years, my colleagues and I have been attempting to reform the industry through training, regulation and certification for bounty hunters. This has drawn the interest of one of the most recognizable characters on reality television — Duane “Dog” the Bounty Hunter. I had heard many opinions about Dog and his character. I had also heard many opinions about how his team members conduct themselves during the operation of their business. These questions were answered when I was given the opportunity recently to spend time with Dog and his team in Oklahoma City.
The bulk of Dog’s and his wife Beth’s time on the job is spent in preparation and in counseling defendants. In each case, the couple would immediately begin doing what they could to help defendants turn their lives around. Upon their release, many defendants were ready and willing to do so. We are blessed to have their input on establishing regulations for their industry. I count it an honor to call them my friends and look forward to working with them in the future.
Sen. Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma City
Shortey, a Republican, is author of Senate Bill 1013, which would create the Bail Enforcement and Licensing Ac
LOS ANGELES – March 27, 2013 – The last time fans saw Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman and Beth Chapman on television, their family was falling apart, particularly their relationship with their three kids. The break-up was devastating. The rift was so deep, it appeared as if the family may never speak, much less hunt together, again.
Now, just one week prior to the debut of the new series DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, CMT will premiere a two-hour preview special that goes behind-the-scenes of their epic struggle. DOG AND BETH: THE PREVIEW SPECIAL premieres on Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. The special will re-air throughout the next week on CMT and CMT.com as part of the countdown to the new series premiere.
Fifteen months have passed since Dog and Beth left television. The Chapmans found themselves deeply divided over the future of their family business. Through it all, they never stopped hunting and soon found themselves on a new and dangerous mission without the support of their children. DOG AND BETH: THE PREVIEW SPECIAL shows the dramatic struggles of a professional bounty-hunting team attempting to move on without crucial team members, a father and son both battling their own pride and the Chapman’s unwavering belief in second chances.
Dog and Beth are an iconic television duo and the most celebrated bounty hunters in the business today. In addition to eight successful seasons of their hit reality series, Dog Chapman is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book You Can Run But You Can’t Hide and his follow-up memoir Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given. Their new series DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT premieres Sunday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
For more on the new series, DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT and DOG AND BETH: THE PREVIEW SPECIAL, please visit the official show page at CMT.com, join the conversation on Facebook or follow the latest updates via @CMT on Twitter using hashtag #CMTDogAndBeth. Additional information about Dog and Beth Chapman can be found on their website http://www.Dogthebountyhunter.com or via Twitter at @dogbountyhunter (Dog Chapman) and @mrsdogc (Beth Chapman).
DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT was created by Dog and Beth Chapman through their production company Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde. The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox) Jeff Cvengros, CMT’s Jayson Dinsmore, Joe Livecchi and Eliot Goldberg.