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Dog Chapman -- On His Way Back to TV?

12/14/2007 4:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Duane "Dog" Chapman looked relaxed and happy, taking a break from his Tour of Contrition '07 for a little R&R last night -- could it be because his show is on its way back on the air?


Sources tell TMZ that the network is very pleased with the progress Dog has made with African-American leaders, but nothing has been decided yet about the return of "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

Meanwhile, we spotted Dog kicking back -- and throwing some shakas -- at a housewarming party for designer Christian Audigier. Chill, brother!

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JOJO    

I FORGIVE DOG, I AM AFRICAN AMERICAN AND I MET DOG AT THE AIRPORT IN DENVER 2 YEARS AGO .HE WAS VERY NICE AND EVEN SAID MY BABY WAS CUTE. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE REAL RACIST TO YOU?

2414 days ago
32.

doublerainbow    

II AM SO GLAD THAT DOG WILL BE COMING BACK ON THE TV!!!!! I AM SICK OF THESE SELF-RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE WHO ACT LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER SAID SOMETHING THEY REGRETTED. I LOVE DOG AND THE CREW AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO BE BACK ON TV! FINALLY, MAYBE THEY ARE LISTENING TO US LOYAL DOG FANS!!!

2414 days ago
33.

Wally    

please let mr.dog have is show back. i like to watch him and his family catch those bad people. just because they dont have any guns or weapons, they are still bad. even though a group of perhaps 6- 5th graders could tackle the same bail jumpers,i am convinced none of those 5 graders could sport a mullet like he can...plus they couldn't have a wife either.and she is half the show.and i mean half the show.well at least half my television screen.please a&e give mr. dog and his wife one more chance.after all the justice system gave mr. dog and mrs beth a second chance..pretty please with sugar on top

2414 days ago
34.

how dumb    

I think all of you are forgetting ONE VERY IMPORTANT FACT HERE.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

I don't care whether ANYONE agrees with what Dog said or not. Doesn't matter if I think its offensive, or if YOU think its offensive. HE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY IT. Its absolutely ridiculous that the man has to keep kissing a** to the "black leaders" so that he gets his livelihood back. WE HAVE FREE SPEECH whether anyone agrees with what he says or not.

PEOPLE - THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE OF RACISM. This should be an issue of FREE SPEECH and how its slowly being TAKEN AWAY. I'm actually surprised that Carlos Mencia hasn't jumped on this and stood up for Dog's right to FREE SPEECH.. even if we don't agree with what was said.

FREE SPEECH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRST AMENDMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2414 days ago
35.

DARK MEAT ONLY    

Animal control needs haul all of you rabid dog worshipers to the local pound. This is exactly where you belong- especially you DUH.

2414 days ago
36.

KKK    

Thank god someone said it.. FREEDOM OF SPEACH!! That seemed to have gone by the wayside .. DOG isnt a racist.. If a black guy called his daughter in law a honky we wouldnt have been having this conversation WHAT SO EVER.. GET OVER IT PEOPLE...

2414 days ago
37.

ragnar0k    

Forgive him for what? The N word? People are too sensitive.

2414 days ago
38.

Standards are badly needed.    

'Tour of Contrition'. LMAO.

2414 days ago
39.

Puh-lease    

Dog placed A&E in a very bad position, where they're darned if they do and darned if they don't. I wouldn't blame them one bit if they decided to cancel Dog altogether. If another channel wants to take a chance on him, that's their business. At least they'd be going into the contract with open eyes, rather than being sabotaged like A&E was.

2414 days ago
40.

ascatal    

this was a personal conversation recorded with out doggs knowledge or approval to me there should be no controversy and the person who recorded the call should be demonized!

2414 days ago
41.

Willy    

Keep him off the Air.. Not Because of the N word, But Because His Shows were Sickning Before the N Word .

2414 days ago
42.

Leela    

Of course he will return to television. There will always be an audience for pigs like this and there will always be a network more than happy to snap him up. Bill Maher is still working even though his show was yanked after he called the 9/11 hijackers courageous and made fun of Steve Irwin just a few days after his tragic death. Don I mus is back to work after calling female college athletes nappy-headed ho's. These people don't disappear, they just pop up out of another hole.

2414 days ago
43.

Courtney    

FREEDOM OF SPEECH PEOPLE THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT [PRIVATE PHONE CONVERSATIONS ARE OUR OWN BUSINESS NOT THE WORLDS. PEOPLE NEED TO LET THIS GO, DOG IS A HERO STOP HATING. IF DON IMUS CAN MAKE A PUBLIC RACIST REMARK, BE FORGIVEN & GET HIS SHOW BACK; WHY CANT DOG WHO MADE A RACIST REMARK IN A PRIVATE MESSAGE? PEOPLE ARE JUST IGNORANT. ASK YOUR OWN SELF WITHIN HAVE YOU EVER JUDGED OR WAS RACIST TOWARDS SOMEBODY? WETHER IT BE PRIVATE/PUBLIC OR IN YOUR MIND/OUT OF YOUR MOUTH? COME ON GEEZ. IF YOU SAY NO THEN YOU'RE LYING EVERYONE HAS STOP TRYING TO SOUND SO DAMN PERFECT. GOD BLESS THE CHAPMAN FAMILY I WILL STILL LOVE & SUPPORT YOU ALL WETHER YOURE ON TV OR NOT.

OH, & I HAVE TALKED TO LYSSA [DOG'S DAUGHTER] & JUSTIN [DOG'S NEPHEW] & FOR ALL YOU DOG & CREW FANS THEY ARE APPRECIATING ALL OF THE SUPPORT & LOVE & ARE TRULY TOUCHED. :]

GOD BLESS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY! EVEN YOU THE HATERS : ]

2414 days ago
44.

pua    

Maybe if you actually lived here, you might have a different perspective. Dog is for Dog. His place on Queen Ema St. is closed up tight, he is desparate to get back on TV. That house in Portlock isn't free, neither are all the black Tahoes and gear.

I guess the bad guys he is so adamently chasing all over the islands are on hold while he goes about his tour of kissing as much ass as possible. They are not the super nice people they attempt to portray, they wouldn't give a Hawaiian the time of day unless it was on TV.

2414 days ago
45.

bIUBBuLa    

We all know what he thinks of Afro Americans. It's funny to now see him reduced to kissing all of our black *sses.

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