Co-executive producer, creator sues A&E over Dog the Bounty Hunter money

A co-executive producer on A&E’s Dog the Bounty Hunter is suing the network for $5 milllion+, saying he hasn’t been paid for the fourth season of the show.

“Boris Krutonog of Los Angeles says the A&E Television Networks and others failed to pay him for the fourth season of the show as its creator and co-executive producer” and “also have failed to give Krutonog accountings of money earned from home video, TV syndication and other sources, according to his papers filed this week in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court,” the AP reports.

According to his lawsuit, “Krutonog developed what became Dog the Bounty Hunter,” the AP says, and “to get his consent to produce and air the show, A&E agreed to pay him as co-executive producer ‘for the life of the program.'”

The show is currently filming its fifth season, which was ordered once A&E decided to give Dog a second chance following his use of racial slurs on a telephone call.

Actor sues ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ producers [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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