A&E has canceled Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons, a network spokesman confirms
The series, which stars Chapman and his family as fugitive-recovery agents and takes place in Hawaii and Colorado, had become a valuable property for the cable network, with versions of the series broadcast in Germany, New Zealand and beyond.
In its eight seasons, Dog was not without its own behind-the-scenes controversy. The series, as well as A&E, was sued in September by a man who appeared in 30 episodes of the series. He claimed the network and Chapman breached an agreement to make him a full cast member.
More recently, family drama between Dog’s sons Duane Lee and Leland and their stepmother Beth left in question who would be part of the bounty hunter’s team..
Since then, 3 of the original cast appeared in “Dog And Beth: On The Hunt ” which lasted 3 seasons. The first show was definitely the one preferred by the fans and when the DTBH was in peak form. AE networks has never done a spinoff of any type from the original show. It would be tremendous to see Dog get back home to A&E and finish his TV career on a high note. No signs of that happening at this point however. Fans can only hope and express their opinions to A&E.
In a surprising turn of events, A&E has canceled Akil The Fugitive Hunter after only one season, and only really a couple of episodes in.
“Akil the Fugitive Hunter,” combines live-action and animation to chronicle the journey of modern-day superhero Akil Muhammad as he tracks and captures some of the most elusive criminals in Los Angeles in order to keep his community safe. Narrated by actor and activist Wood Harris (“The Wire”), the 10 episode half-hour series featured original animation from influential animator Carl Jones (“Black Dynamite”) and original music from multiplatinum singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign, who also serves as executive music producer for the series.
Akil Muhammad released the following statement regarding the future of the series:
@aetv has opted not to air the remaining episodes of Akil The Fugitive Hunter at this time. Thank you to all the supporters of the show. As you know, with most superhero stories, just when you think the villain has gotten the best of them, they return BIGGER and STRONGER than before. Continue to be on the look out for Akil in the future. He has a way of showing up when you least expect it. TO BE CONTINUED……
See the rest of the story at https://www.bubbleblabber.com/ae-cancels-akil-the-fugitive-hunter/
Miracle Treat Day is held annually by Dairy Queens across the country to help children battling cancer and other diseases. The money raised by the Stuarts Draft Dairy Queen goes to the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
Dairy Queen General Manger Kristi Lewis said Miracle Treat Day comes on July 27, and for every Blizzard sold that day, a minimum of $1 will be donated. Lewis said a cadre of sponsors is also promising to help with the day.
Also assisting the effort will be the appearance at the Stuarts Draft Dairy Queen of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter’’ Chapman. Lewis said Chapman will appear from 2 to 6 p.m. at the restaurant on July 27
Reality TV seems so spontaneous that it’s hard to believe how much work goes into making it. But for the DPs and camera operators tasked with capturing the action and the drama on the fly, the genre is one of the most demanding in the business.
“It can be busy, it can be hectic and it can be crazy,” says Shaun Newton, a camera operator on MTV’s “Are You the One?” which wrapped its fifth season in March.
“Twelve-hour days are typical for us,” Newton adds. “But it can be rewarding, and it’s a really cool job. There’s a camaraderie that comes from working together and putting your passion into it — no matter how vacuous some of these shows can be.”
Newton has worked on reality television since practically the beginning. He got his start in 2000 as a PA on MTV’s “The Real World” — considered a seminal show for the genre — and has since operated the camera on some of the most popular reality series, including “Jersey Shore,” “The Apprentice,” “America’s Next Top Model” and “Cops.”
Read the whole story at http://variety.com/2017/artisans/production/reality-tv-crews-1202473748/