HONOLULU (AP) — Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman’s cable TV show will soon be back on the air.
Filming has begun on the fifth season, according to executives with A&E, the cable network that broadcast “Dog the Bounty Hunter. Reruns of the show will start June 25, with new episodes coming a few weeks later.
The show features Chapman and crew chasing down bail jumpers in Hawaii and other states. It was pulled from the air in November when Chapman was heard in a taped phone conversation using a racial slur in reference to his son’s girlfriend, who is black.
A&E spokesman Michael Feeney says Chapman isn’t a racist, and that network executives felt he deserves a second chance after working on redeeming himself over the last few months
Duane “Dog” Chapman adjusts his sunglasses as he speaks during a press conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Executives with A&E, the cable network that broadcast “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” say viewers can catch reruns of the show starting June 25. Filming has begun on the fifth season, which is scheduled to begin airing a few weeks later. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)