News Briefs: A&E Cancels Dog the Bounty Hunter

BAD DOG NEWS

... A & E has reportedly canceled reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons. Apparently the show won't continue because bounty hunter Dog is having creative differences with A & E, which I find odd because this is a reality show. [TMZ]


BUSINESS TIME

... The next season of The Office will happen without showrunner Paul Lieberstein, but the man who plays Toby will be replaced by two people: Dan Sterling and Brent Forrester have stepped up to take over as executive producers. The pair previously worked with The Office's Greg Daniels on King Of the Hill. Good luck making this show relevant again, guys! [Deadline Hollywood]

... DirecTV is taking on the British series Hit and Miss, the kooky drama about a super assassin who is also a pre-op transsexual (played by Chloe Sevigny, of course). I want to see this. I do not have DirecTV. Does anyone out there have DirecTV? Can I come over to you house to watch? I will bring candy apples! [LA Times]


CASTING NEWS

... 24's Sarah Wynter will recur on the next season of Showtime's Californication. She'll play the wife of rocker Attidus Fetch, who is writing the music for the Broadway play based on Hank Moody's book. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Smash is casting a trio of characters for next season. The call is asking for a very attractive mid-20s African America woman, a sexy straight guy in his mid-20s, and a very cute mid-20s gay guy. Anyone over 28 and ugly need not apply. [TV Line]

... History has cast the first pillager for its scripted series Vikings. Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) will play Earl Haraldson, a powerful figure who battles the main character Ragnar Lothrok. [History via press release]


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I'm happy to see it go. Reality shows are for people who don't care what they watch.
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I think they should move the show to TRU-TV
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ok i dont know who the brianless person in charge of a&e is but dog is the best show on tv ,you people keep shows like duck dynasty on which is a show for morons but take a show off the air that has people helping people you people are not to bright in my opinon
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I'm sorry to see this show go. I'm angry to see this show go. It took me some time to start watching but found myself intrigued by a faminly that could stand together hand in hand and pray and than curse at a fugituve and try to always leave that person with some hope...which is not easy to come by in todays "REAL" world. I and a lot of family and friends will miss them and I personally hope A&E suffer for their loss and hope an other smarter program pick them up and make the show bigger and more prosperous.



If not they will be missed. Love and God bless Chapman family.
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thank goodness that piece of crap is finnaly gone
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I do not know why this show stayed on as long as it did, he is a clown and his wife ain't nothing but a hooker, they would have been better off doing side shows, gives law enforcement a bad name, good rideance.
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i hope dog the Bounty come back on all he do is help people get off drug and help but gang in jail i think less dog the Bounty pray before they go out then with people and he buy them some eat before they go jail you don't see real cop doing this so with you cant said nothing nice about dog the Bounty then you should said nothing at all he is a great show
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i hope dog the Bounty get back on air i love his show and i think with people cant respect him then don't watch the show but there is people out there that like dog the Bounty and want it come back on line so with you cant said nothing nice about the dog the Bounty then don't said nothing at all
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Finally, a show about Vikings!
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Great, Toby finally gets interesting lately and now he's gone. Who knows, maybe changing of the guard will help the feeling of sluggish writing and sluggish thinking, but I suspect that it's also the same thing that kept it alive.
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Ahhhh, yes! IT'S ABOUT TIME! A&E is finally regaining some IQ points. "Dog" is the most disgusting, racist, gross excuse for a human being I've seen in a long time.

"Creative Differences"? That must translate to:" Dog" refuses to work with the new black interns at A&E.
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you know less help people get off drug you have not right down dog the Bounty it great show
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I've never watched a single minute of dog the bounty hunter to be honest. Besides that cameo in Corner Gas and if you count when people make fun of him in shows like they did in Reno 911. I'm not sad to see it go but I'm not happy about it. The only shows I actually WANT to be cancelled so that they can stop making the world dumber (and more mean, the world could use less mean people in it) are Family Guy (and by extension american dad and the cleveland show, both more terrible than the show they spawned from) and South Park. They've both been around far too long and haven't been funny for years.
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hey less dog the bounty hunter is alot better then family guy they still keep dog the bounty hunter on then take family guy off
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Hit and Miss was supposed to air in February. At least that was what was reported last October. Glad to see it finally has a premiere date (July 11).
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Hit and Miss sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to check it out.
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Although I am a Dog fan, I am seeing more of a narcissistic attitude from him lately. As a Christian, I don't that type of attitude promotes his faith very well. If the show does come back, I am hoping that some of the attitudes will change. If not, so be it.
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It's good that Dog finally got cancelled. Every time I see the show by accident when I'm flipping through channels, he and his wife are always preaching to someone as if they are saints or something.
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maybe they need talking less dog the bounty hunter less help people get off road
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Oh they're doing a Broadway play on Californication next season. Well that will be great, oh I can't wait, thank you Showtime for pushing this show further into terrible land.
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I'm hoping one of the new characters for smash is a villain, so they let Ivy be happy.
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You can't be over 28 and ugly, so that means you don't apply Tim?



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Who knew "Dog" was still being made? I didn't.
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