Airline, Growing up Gotti cancelled, but Dog the Bounty Hunter, Inked renewed

Two of A&E’s breakout reality hits have been cancelled.

Growing up Gotti, which followed Victoria Gotti and her three heavily-gelled sons, and Airline, which followed Southwest airlines employees and passengers at a number of airports have both been killed after three seasons each.

However, Dog the Bounty Hunter, which follows a bounty hunter and his family, and Inked, a workplace series set at a Las Vegas tattoo company, have both been renewed by the network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “star Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman did not come cheap, re-signing for about $100,000 per episode.” In February, 26 episodes of Dog will star airing, while Inked‘s 20 episodes will begin airing sometime in the spring.

A&E fetches ‘Dog,’ buries ‘Gotti’ [Hollywood Reporter]

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Marriage At First Sight

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