A&E airs special about Dog’s arrest tonight

A&E will come to its stars defense tonight when it airs a special episode of Dog the Bounty Hunter titled “The Family Speaks” at 10 p.m. ET.

The network, which has related photos on its web site, non-objectively describes the episode, saying it “includes exclusive interviews offering a first hand account of the events leading to Dog, Leland and Tim’s dramatic arrest stemming from their heroic capture of convicted rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico more than three years ago.”

In jail, Dog says he encountered some of the people he’d hunted down and captured. “I was totally freaked out. There were guys that I had put in there that were yelling all sorts of things at me,” he tells the New York Times.

As to the arrest, Dog’s attorney, William C. Bollard, says, “I have a high level of confidence that we will be able work with the good will and good faith of the Mexican authorities in resolving this satisfactorily.”

Dog: The Family Speaks [A&E]
A Cornered Pit Bull: Bounty Hunter Becomes Prey [The New York Times]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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