Dog The Bounty Hunter

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  • TV-14
  • 1970
  • 9 Seasons
  • 5.0  (4,589)

Dog The Bounty Hunter was a reality TV show that aired on A&E from 2003 to 2012. The show followed the lives of the Chapman family as they tracked down and captured fugitives who had skipped bail. The show starred Duane 'Dog' Chapman, who was the head of the family and the leader of the bounty hunting team. He was joined by his wife, Beth Chapman, and his sons Leland, Duane Lee, and Wesley. The show was primarily focused on the work that the family did as bounty hunters, but it also gave viewers a glimpse into their personal lives and struggles.

The show was set in Hawaii, where the Chapman family lived and worked. They ran a bail bonds company, and their job was to track down people who had skipped bail and bring them back to face their charges in court. The family worked long hours and often faced dangerous situations, but they remained dedicated to their work and to each other.

The show was known for its dramatic reenactments of the family's bounty hunting missions, which often involved high-speed car chases, tense standoffs, and physical altercations with the fugitives they were tracking down. The show also highlighted the bond between the members of the Chapman family, who were all united in their determination to bring fugitives to justice.

Throughout the show's run, viewers got to know the members of the Chapman family intimately. Duane 'Dog' Chapman was portrayed as a tough but fair leader, who was willing to take risks to capture fugitives but also had a deep compassion for those who had found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Beth Chapman was portrayed as his loyal and supportive wife, who was also a key member of the bounty hunting team. Their sons Leland, Duane Lee, and Wesley were portrayed as skilled bounty hunters in their own right, who often worked alongside their father to track down fugitives.

The show was not without controversy, however. In 2007, Duane 'Dog' Chapman was caught using racist language in a phone conversation with his son, and the incident led to a suspension of the show. The show returned to television after the controversy died down, but the incident tarnished the family's reputation somewhat.

Despite this, Dog The Bounty Hunter remained a popular show throughout its run. Viewers were drawn to the family's dedication to their work and to each other, and the show remained compelling even as it tackled difficult issues like addiction, homelessness, and poverty. When the show ended in 2012, many fans were disappointed to see it go.

In conclusion, Dog The Bounty Hunter was a reality TV show that aired on A&E from 2003 to 2012. The show followed the lives of the Chapman family as they hunted down fugitives who had skipped bail. The show was known for its dramatic reenactments of the family's bounty hunting missions and its portrayal of the bond between the members of the Chapman family. Despite some controversy, the show remained popular throughout its run and remains a beloved part of reality TV history.

Dog The Bounty Hunter is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (241 episodes). The series first aired on December 2, 1970.

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Mid-Course Correction
23. Mid-Course Correction
January 1, 2012
Dog's target for today was once an upstanding member of his community. This middle-aged exile from middle-class society is using the cold end of an ice pipe to soothe his troubled soul.
God Looks on the Heart
22. God Looks on the Heart
January 1, 2012
A fugitive's sketchy associates and footloose ways spell trouble for Dog in today's hunt. When the leads grow cold, it's the US Postal Service to the rescue as a mail carrier lends a helping hand.
Big Brother
21. Big Brother
January 1, 2012
This case involves a runner whose close-knit kinfolk hold the keys to bringing him in. Dog's plan is to convince family that everyone is best served if the fugitive mans-up and takes care of business.
Behind the Hunt
20. Behind the Hunt
January 1, 1970
Today the cameras are turned around, as we get a tour of life "behind the scenes" on Dog the Bounty Hunter with interviews with Dog and the posse, the TV crew, and never before seen footage.
Luck Be A Lady
19. Luck Be A Lady
January 1, 1970
Dog and company head to the Big Island in pursuit of two courthouse no-shows only to find that one of them appears to be posting status updates from Southern California.
Bus Stop Bruiser
18. Bus Stop Bruiser
January 1, 2012
When an alleged abuser goes on the lame, Dog gathers the team to bring him in. As the leads grow colder Dog's determination only grows stronger.
Who's the Boss
17. Who's the Boss
January 1, 2012
When Dog and Beth decide to ride in the same SUV as they pursue a run away fugitive, will their different approaches to the investigation lead to a capture and romance?
Ties That Bind
16. Ties That Bind
January 1, 2012
With Duane Lee back, the rift in the Chapman clan appears over. As the family heads out for the seedier side of Honolulu in search of an erotic dancer, we will find out if the wound is truly healed.
Higher Power
15. Higher Power
January 1, 1970
In a last attempt to bring the team back together, Dog recruits his pastor to be the peacemaker. As Dog begins his hunt for a young man who has trouble showing up at court, Tim has his own mission.
Fight Like A Girl
14. Fight Like A Girl
January 1, 1970
Dog's target on today's hunt is the cousin of Kali, Garry Boy's caregiver. She has a reputation as a brawler. Baby Lyssa decides she will step up in this hunt.
All Grown Up
13. All Grown Up
January 1, 2012
Cecily has graduated from High School, and Dog believes the time is right to show her what the family business is all about.
A House Divided
12. A House Divided
January 1, 2012
Dog has dropped Duane Lee from the team. When Leland confronts Dog and Beth about the decision, tempers flare.
Photo Op
11. Photo Op
January 1, 2012
The family comes together as they set out to hunt a chronic violator with an open warrant and a wife who has an odd request for Dog.
Short Handed
10. Short Handed
January 1, 2012
Dog is in Colorado helping a fellow bondsmen clean up his files. The target today has a history of violence, and apparently plans to re-locate without notifying the proper authorities.
Cutting the Apron Strings
9. Cutting the Apron Strings
January 1, 2012
Two different young men; one has a taste for larceny, the other for strong spirits, both have a bad bad habit of missing their court dates. And both are a little too tied to their mothers.
Training Day
8. Training Day
January 1, 2012
The tenderfoot Alysin has a lot to learn. She not only bailed out a man facing charges of theft on just his promise to pay the fee but also without a co-signer for his bond.
A Family Affair
7. A Family Affair
January 1, 2012
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," and this is a hunt where that is true. So will Dog be able to use one family member's troubled ways to catch another in trouble with the law?
Tag, You're It
6. Tag, You're It
January 1, 2012
To his traditional bounty hunting tools of confidential informants, canvassing, and silver-tongued subterfuge the world's greatest bounty hunter has added Facebook.
Picture This
5. Picture This
January 1, 2012
A fugitive with a long criminal record has fled to Hawaii, and the bondsman on the mainland has asked Dog and the Posse for help.
Tears for Fears
4. Tears for Fears
January 1, 2012
Lyssa Chapman wakes up in a jail cell with no idea how she got there, but she steps up and befriends a woman who is waging a very personal battle against drug addiction.
Greed is Good
3. Greed is Good
January 1, 2012
Today's fugitive is accused of assaulting a police officer, so Dog and the team are not taking any chances.
The Tender Trap
2. The Tender Trap
January 1, 2012
When Dog discovers today's prey is a notorious ladies man, he knows just how to lure him in.
And Baby Makes Three
1. And Baby Makes Three
January 1, 2012
Leland has to attend a Lamaze class before he can join the hunt, but when Dog goes after this accused jewelry thief without his fastest son, he learns that this fugitive puts the "R" in runner.
Where to Watch Dog The Bounty Hunter
Dog The Bounty Hunter is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dog The Bounty Hunter on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Hoopla, Apple TV, A&E and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 2, 1970
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (4,589)