Dog the Bounty Hunter will return as A&E gives him a “second chance”

Following his racist tirade and weak apologies, Duane “Dog” Chapman will return to A&E. In a statement, A&E said that since the show was pulled off the air in November,

Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman has taken and continues to take the appropriate steps in reaching out to several African American organizations in an effort to make amends for his private comments to his son which were released publicly. Since the premise of ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ is about second chances — we have decided to give him one.”

A&E “[has] decided to start production again of ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ but no airdate has yet been scheduled,” Reuters reports.

Correction: An earlier version of this post referenced a year-old press release and referred to the series’ August 2007 return. I regret the error.

Bounty Hunter “Dog” to return to the air [Reuters]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.