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Dog Chapman's Show Is On the Firing Line

2/10/2010 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Duane "Dog" Chapman's two sons are 24 hours from being fired on "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

Dog Chapman's Show Is On the Firing Line

Sources tell TMZ the sons -- Duane Lee and Leland -- claim Beth Chapman recently fired them from the family business -- Da Kine Bail Bonds -- because she was enraged that the boys started a side-business -- an apparel company called CHAPBROS.

But the company that produces Dog's show sees it very differently. Our sources say the production company claims the two boys quit the bail bond business and cut all ties with their family. The production company's lawyers fired off a letter yesterday to the two boys -- they have 48 hours to come back into the fold ... or they're fired from the show.

It's like a grown-up version of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

UPDATE:
A rep for Dog and Beth Chapman tells TMZ Dog and Beth never fired Duane Lee and Leland from the family business ... they quit. The rep adds the two sons also refused to show for the TV tapings.

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46.

Kathleen    

Beth is a washed up sack of s###!! She is a degenerate white trashed wannabe trying to make it big in a world that thinks she's a fat cow!! Take a look in the mirror-or did it already break!! Dog-you're a disgrace to every father out there! Your show is a phony and now the world knows the truth! Get off the weed and start looking at what's in front of you. Leland and Duane Lee are two of the nicest people and would never do this to anyone they know-especially their family! I hope they take you for everything you've got, and go on to do bigger and better things that DTBH could never do!
A&E- shame on you for giving Beth too much power!! YOU MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE!!!

GO LELAND
GO DUANE LEE

1633 days ago
47.

die a painful death already Hollywood    

the white trash hour is still on ?

They bail out meth heads , then they hunt them down like its open season .,.its old and crusty like dogs face !

I stopped watching this crap after 2 episodes .,.

1633 days ago
48.

Sally    

Does anyone see the common themes in these comments?

1) Beth is disliked

2) Duane Lee and Leland are the reason people watch this show.

Open your eyes Hybrid Films and A&E Television. If you want to continue to have the highest rated show on this channel you might want to bend over backwards to get the boys back on!

1633 days ago
49.

moonflower502    

Well, I really don't know what to think. I've been kind of addicted to the show since it began. Beth's always been a loudmouth, but she's seemed to chill out as the years progress. That being said, the story that Beth fired Leland and Duane Lee sounds more truthful than the story that they quit the business. There will be no show without Leland and Duane Lee. It can't go on without the boys.

1633 days ago
50.

ME    

BETH CHAPMAN IS A COW. I WON'T WATCH THE SHOW IF LELAND ISN'T ON IT AND SINCE THOSE TWO ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN ACTUALLY RUN SOMEONE DOWN IN THE FAMILY THEY WON'T BE CATCHING VERY MANY FUGITIVES.

1633 days ago
51.

Meh    

I refuse to watch the show without Duane Lee and Leland.

If the show is canceled, I guess Beth will have to sell her enormous shoe collection. Poor Beth...NOT!

1633 days ago
52.

owasso mommy    

Sorry, my last comment I said TLC I meant A&E.

1633 days ago
53.

Ziggy    

All they do is hunt down pathetic crackheads, drunks and lowlife bail jumpers in full commando style gear. You would think they were capturing dangerous criminals from America's Most Wanted with the way they act. The tv execs need to pull this polluted, ignorant trash from the airwaves.

1633 days ago
54.

Lisa-Centereach    

I thought I read a long time ago, that Leland started Da Kine Bail Bonds..????

1633 days ago
55.

Grouch    

Who gives a rat's a$$?

1633 days ago
56.

mimi78    

Have seen every episode there is to see, and I have to say:

There is no show without the boys, because there is no business without the boys.

Duane Lee and Leland rule.

1633 days ago
57.

Kami    

Funny how you all judge people like you know them, your all idiots, and by the way, Leland doesnt drive a dodge neon, he actually has a Black hummer.

1633 days ago
58.

karma    

No offense, but it seems to be a web-site clothing business. Can't Duane Lee and Leland do both? It is obvious they might need the money, do not receive the big bucks like Dog and Beth. I don't dislike any of them. Sometimes they are a bit over the top, but I think they try and make things better in this world.
Sorry to hear that about Beth, maybe she will see those comments and work on herself. Dog does need his sons to hunt down the jumpers.
It is sad to see every reality show imploding because of fame and greed going to the family members' heads or the network producers trying to manipulate the family for ratings.
"The Family that hunts together stays together".. right, Beth? Not dogging on you girl, I happen to like you. Now settle down all you Chapmans.

1633 days ago
59.

Jess    

White trash. You can take the person out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the person. I can't believe this show is still on. Someone really needs to pull the plug on it. And why didn't Dog have to do real prison time? He blatantly break the law in Mexico. Let's not forget about the racist phone recordings that his on son released. Beth and Dog are nothing but white trash.

1633 days ago
60.

mimi78    

Kami- You're right about Lelands car. TIM'S car is a 15 year old neon.

1633 days ago
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