LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Dog the Bounty Hunter’s new CMT show “Dog” now has an April debut date. CMT told news over the weekend that “Dog”, the new 2013 Chapman reality show, will kick off on cable this April. The network would not confirm if filming for the new season has been completed. But CMT did reveal another new element to fans. The show will be filmed mostly across the continental U.S., not Hawaii where the previous series was shot.
In a news briefing last weekend, CMT confirmed that fans will get to see the new Dog (working title) coming to cable April 2013. On some networks like Bravo, a reality show season can last sixteen episodes and a mini seasons can last six. CMT, however, has inked a deal for ten episodes for the first season of Dog.
The show, moreover, will be filmed across the U.S. Additionally, the show won’t focus on the Chapman’s own business exclusively but other bail bondsmen across the U.S. The show will “crisscross the U.S. for the first time”, CMT tells news. At issue will be the Chapmans “working with struggling bail bondsman companies to hunt down America’s most dangerous criminals together.”
CMT also tells news, however, that the show will confront both professional and personal issues. Produced by the Chapman’s company Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde, the series will feature Beth, Dog and Leland. Beth previously told news that the show will also feature Sonny and Kaleo.
After the end of the Chapmans’ last series, fans launched their own online petition to bring the family back to cable. The CMT debut marks the Chapmans’ return just months after that successful petition drive.