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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."

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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Who is going to fight Dog's fights for him ? Watched a show the other day at a motel where Dog starts the fight with a girly push then Leland has to fight the fight for him. Dog still smoking cigarettes. That raspy voice sounds an awful lot like the Alaskan King Crab Boat Captain that just died. What if dog goes into heart failure in the middle of a tough arrest and costs one of his guy's their life?

1681 days ago


I know that this is a load of crap that TMZ has put out there and if it's jealousy in the family than they sure as hell better grow up. I am the biggest Dog the Bounty Hunter fan and for all of you smashers you should just shut up!

1681 days ago


highlander, you're absolutely right. Dog's too old and out of shape to chase fugitives on his own. Who's going to help him? Not Beth, not Lyssa, not Bobby Brown. There's only Justin and he's not even with them full time.

1681 days ago


While this news saddens me, have any of you actually met Beth and Dog? I met them a couple of years ago. They are really awesome people. Beth is not a bitch, she is a sweet and caring person who becomes a bitch when she has a job to do. I'm not sure what is going on with the family, but I'm sure they will get it straightened out.

1681 days ago

Anthony Henriksen    

I wouldn't be shocked if they try and do a show called America's next top bounty hunter

1681 days ago


TMZ says 'fired from the show' The A&E do not hire them, it is a family run business or has everyone forgotten that. TMZ has been reading gossip fan pages as this rumour started on this Dogsupporter website. And why all the hateful comments from everyone. Do you know Beth, I dont think so. Its a TV show, so why get so riledc up about a TV show. Also, Leland did start the Dakine business on Kona, he is an adult to make his own decisions. And as for White trailer trash family? good grief none of the Chapmans live or have ever lived in a trailer park, and why so much hatred for the poor folk who has to live in these trailer parks, families with young children, single parents, etc. And does where you live make you a better person than they?

1681 days ago


And you are reading gossip from a gossip website. And all of you are idiots for believing what you read. I take it your National Enquirer is your holy bible of truths and facts right?

1681 days ago

old news    

I hate that show!!!He is disgustingly dirty looking and so his wife and daughter and sons. It should have stayed off the air.

1681 days ago


Do you think the boys will go back after 48 hours

1681 days ago


My view on this whole thing is very simple and logical. Duane Lee & Leland Chapman would never quit unless something really bad happened within the family. And if there was a really bad something that happened, it would be because of Beth. She has shown time and time again that she creates the chaos in the family and Dog has to be the one to stop her craziness. Dog has a responsibility and should not allow her to treat his sons like she has and is. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out what would happen to the show if Duane Lee & Leland no longer is on the show. If people or the producers of the show think that Duane Lee & Leland would quit the show, It would make no sense. They would make way more money doing the show then selling clothing on Chapbros, remember as stated, Its a side job. That brings us to think of what really happened... I'll give you a hint... Beth fired them. Trust me. Beth is gonna ruin the show for the family & she is on her way to breaking up the family and then when Dog The Bounty Hunter loses its ratings and the show gets cancelled, Duane Lee & Leland Chapman will have their own show and still be running their website, beth will be losing her mind and just when she thinks what else can go wrong, DOG will want a divorce! And to take it a step further, DOG will end up making up with his sons and start appearing on Duane Lee & Lelands show called Chapbros Bounty Hunters which will get a huge ratings partly because of the way beth is.

1681 days ago


This show should have never aired in the first place.
We present a balding, hair extension driven egotist,(and racist),coupled with a lead headed "my way or the highway "wife,who always appears ready to take to the street corners in her walmart cellulite rolled spandex outfits.
We hear Dwayne sympathetic with his caught prey,and JC will steer him in the right direction....Enough!
This entire programme is a complete sham of reality,and these cast of characters should be shown the pasture...long before now..

1681 days ago


For all of you naive individuals who think Beth is an angel-you are sadly mistaken! She's a stupid actress who puts on a show when she's in public to lift her image-and to play up her fame! And if you ever think she'll help you out-guess what you're wrong!! Duane Lee and Leland did not quit the show! This information is coming from Beth and her reps (who she paid)!!! Why would these two walk away from something they love? Beth wanted their profits from chapbros and they called her bluff! A&E is not defening the boys because they gave Beth all the power to make the calls! She's making it look good for herself by saying they quit, when she ultimately had the power to fire them!! Continue to show your support for the bros by leaving comments and visit their webiste!! Let's show A&E what their missing!

1681 days ago


85. All of you who are slamming Dog, remember who you are slamming. The man is not perfect, but he and his team went to Mexico, chased down Andrew Luster, the rich sicko who drugged, raped, and taped over 80 women they know of, and would have gotten away if it was not for Duane Chapman.
I was raped in college. I think Duane Chapman is a hero. He fights to do what he thinks is right, and keep the streets safe. He picks up people the police cannot find. He is not perfect but he is human like the rest of us.

Posted at 7:08PM on Feb 10th 2010 by attacked

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Dog wasnt the only one sitting in a Mexican jail cell over this.. Tim & Leland were there too and you can bet your a** that Leland was the one doing the physical part of catching the guy.

1681 days ago


Fairy- thanks for clarifying-although my information is not false!

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