SEASON 5 OF “DOG THE BOUNTER HUNTER” PREMIERES
TONIGHT AT 9PM EASTERN ( 6 P.M. HAWAII TIME, REPEATS AT 10 P.M.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Mona K. Wood
Honolulu, HI – Dog the Bounty Hunter, A&E’s hit Real-Life series, premieres a brand new season today at 9PM ET/PT (airs in Hawaii at 6 p.m., repeats 10 p.m.). Season 5 will pick up where the last season left off – with Duane “Dog” Chapman and his posse capturing fugitives week to week in adrenaline-fueled hunts in Hawaii and Colorado.
Dog the Bounty Hunter has been one of the highest rated real life series on cable since it launched in 2004. The last season of the hit show averaged nearly 2 million viewers per premiere episode. Dog the Bounty Hunter Season 5 will highlight the series 100th episode of the series, a major landmark for television shows.
The show returned to the air with reruns last month, on June 25th, and the new season’s shows have been filming in Hawaii and Denver. The family is currently in Denver and will return July 26th.
Before leaving for Denver, the Chapmans participated in and won a cooking challenge against Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle and his wife Judy, at Flavors of Honolulu, which benefitted Abilities Unlimited. After the cook-off, the two couples were interviewed by an Abilities Unlimited group that is learning media skills. The Chapmans then remained on-site for another hour-and-a-half to accommodate autograph and photo requests. (see photo of Chapmans with their winning salsa and chips, attached; photo courtesy Mona K. Wood; more photos are available at http://www.dogthebountyhunter.com under “latest news.”)
The Chapmans will be meeting with two Make-A-Wish kids in early August, and have worked with the charity to fulfill numerous Make-A-Wish kids’ wishes over the years. They have also donated their time to March of Dimes and several schools in Hawaii, as well as charities on the mainland, including the Mooseheart Child City & School in Illinois. The Chapmans and their fans raised $30,000 for the residential childcare facility and home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school.