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Fugitives You Better Run -- The Dog is BACK!

2/19/2008 2:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Duane "Dog" Chapman will be back in business and back on the air on A&E. Woof!

A network official confirms to TMZ that the show is going back into production, but they've not yet set a premiere date. As of now, they're gearing up -- big time -- in Hawaii and production will begin ASAP. Makeup artists and camera crews have been hired, and houses and cars have been rented, all for the return of the show.

A&E had suspended production on "Dog the Bounty Hunter" indefinitely after a recording surfaced featuring Chapman making racial slurs. Chapman immediately began a tour of forgiveness, working with CORE and other groups to promote racial equality. We're told network execs were "very pleased" with Dog's attempt to make amends and his reaching out to members of the African American community.

A&E isn't just making this decision out of the goodness of their hearts either. The show was insanely popular for the network, here and internationally -- airing in over 20 countries.

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76.

JadeVixxxen    

Hells Yeah!! The DOG and the CREW are back baby!!!!!

2437 days ago
77.

sh    

Yeah, Dog is coming back where he belongs. I love his show.

2437 days ago
78.

kassandra    

DOG is one UGLY MUTHER FREAKER.

2437 days ago
79.

susie    

Love you Dog! Welcome back..

2437 days ago
80.

concerned fan    

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! About time!!! A&E has not been the same! Looking forward to the Dog's return!!!!!!!

2437 days ago
81.

Go Away Paris......You are a SKANK    

Dear A&E, our entire family will no longer watch any of your shows because of your obvious support of the Racist, Dog and his gang. He is nothing but a low life felon that got caught expressing his true self. Goodbye A&E.....you made your decision and I hope the rest of the public will make theirs......not to watch your network anymore.

2437 days ago
82.

kells loves dog the bounter    

i so happy!!! i cant wait for the show to start up agian!!!! if u havent read his book yet u should read it! its the best i like dog more now then i did before ... his son are pretty hot too... well 2 out of the many !!!!!!

2437 days ago
83.

FlBiker    

Never underestimate the stupidity of the American public. People really DO watch this junkie and his fatass felon wife?

2437 days ago
84.

kells loves dog the bounter    

Dog is doing sumthing for the state of hawaii and the state of CO! if he didnt thought ppl would still be on the street doing the bad thing that there not ment to do... maybe u need to read his book to understand him better! i think A&E shows show the truth of the world today not like the fake stuff you see on other channels and if u really want to tell them what you think then hunny you got the wrong site!

have a great day.
commented to this posting.....80. Dear A&E, our entire family will no longer watch any of your shows because of your obvious support of the Racist, Dog and his gang. He is nothing but a low life felon that got caught expressing his true self. Goodbye A&E.....you made your decision and I hope the rest of the public will make theirs......not to watch your network anymore.

Posted at 3:31PM on Feb 19th 2008 by Goodbye A&E

2437 days ago
85.

DOG FAN    

Dear Goodbye A&E - Maybe you should go complain to the Cartoon Network about the show "Boondocks" since your so concerned with Racism. Bunch of hypocrites!!!!

80. Dear A&E, our entire family will no longer watch any of your shows because of your obvious support of the Racist, Dog and his gang. He is nothing but a low life felon that got caught expressing his true self. Goodbye A&E.....you made your decision and I hope the rest of the public will make theirs......not to watch your network anymore.

Posted at 3:31PM on Feb 19th 2008 by Goodbye A&E

2437 days ago
86.

Standards are badly needed.    

Time to put the Dog on. In between hockey games, that is.
Glad the tour of contrition is over, and the tour of suspicion, attrition and acquisition can again commence.
Snag remote, sit back, cue music...

There's fear and darkness all around you,
The criminals are on the run.
No use in hiding in the dark,
I'll hunt you down 'cause I'm the dog.

I'm the dog,
The big bad dog.
The bounty hunter.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha...

2437 days ago
87.

Paula & Danny    

We are so Happy to see that Dog is Finally coming back. YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right on for A&E for bringing him back good decision

2437 days ago
88.

Standards are badly needed.    

Dear A & E,

Thank Dog you have finally come back to your senses. I will now once again watch your channel.

- The viewer formerly known as 'Lost'

2437 days ago
89.

Standards are badly needed.    

Dear Goodbye A&E@3:31PM - Don't let the door hit you and your 'entire family' in the handcuffs on the way out.

2437 days ago
90.

kath    

THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU DOG!!!!!!!

2437 days ago
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