A&E pulls Dog the Bounty Hunter off the air after advertisers back out

A&E has pulled all scheduled broadcasts of Dog the Bounty Hunter, its highest-rated show, off the air, following the release of Dog’s racist tirade. However, the show has not yet been cancelled.

The reason it has been pulled, Variety reports, is that “advertisers began backing out of the series, leading A&E to replace Saturday’s special 7-to-11-p.m. ‘Dog’ marathon on Saturday with ‘Dallas Swat’ and ‘The First 48.’ For the time being, reruns of ‘CSI Miami’ will go into the regular ‘Dog’ time period of Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m.”

In a statement, the network said, “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. We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun.”

The AP reports that “A&E officials said the series, one of the network’s top-rated programs, has not been canceled.”

A&E drops ‘Dog the Bounty’ reruns [Variety]
A&E Pulls ‘Dog’ Series From Schedule [AP]

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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