Today in "that show was still on?" news, A&E has canceled Duane "Dog" Chapman's reality series Dog: The Bounty Hunter. The show ran for eight seasons, beginning in 2004.
This announcement really can't come as a surprise. Dog had his time in the reality spotlight, and his 15 minutes seems to be about up. Whether you liked the show or not, it did run for eight whole years, putting it in pretty elite company.
You may recall that Dog suffered some controversy a few years back when a tape was released that featured him repeatedly using the "n-word". Chapman apologized on Larry King Live, and the show resumed production the following year. 2012 aready hadn't been super for Dog, as he and his family have received a series of death threats.
Life will surely go on for Chapman and co., as the end of his show in no way ends his bounty hunting career. He'll just have to learn to adjust to not having cameras around all the time anymore. Hopefully he goes away gracefully, and doesn't become one of these people who are so desperate to be on TV that they'll appear in any crappy celebrity reality show they can. The man had a pretty successful career before A&E came calling, there's no reason he can't return to it.
Did you watch Dog: The Bounty Hunter? Will you miss it?