Nashville – May 22, 2014 – The world’s most notorious bounty hunters, Dog and Beth Chapman, are back! Their hit television show, DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT debuts an all-new season on CMT on Saturday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the new adrenaline-filled episodes, Dog and Beth, along with Leland and Dakota, will arrive in a different city each week to motivate, inspire and educate local bondsmen on every aspect of the business while tracking down America’s most dangerous criminals. With a genuine affability and openness, along with an uncanny intuitiveness, they spend considerable time parlaying their knowledge and skills to bounty-hunter brethren on how to investigate more efficiently and safely.
In the first all-new episode, Dog and Beth head to Jackson, Mich., to round up fugitives with their old friend Jeff Kirkpatrick at Lodise Bail Bonds. While in Jackson, Dog and Beth help train aspiring bounty hunter Dion Shepherd, a young man striving for a future more promising than the heartbreak he’s witnessed on the streets of Detroit. In the first of a gritty two-part episode, weapons are drawn, emotions escalate to an all-time high and even Dog is pushed to his limit when an altercation in the streets gets physical.
Dog and Beth are an iconic television duo and the most celebrated bounty hunters in the business today. DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT premiered on CMT in April 2013 and through its first five weeks on air ranked as CMT’s top series, growing substantially in Live +3, averaging over one million total viewers. In addition to eight successful seasons of their prior hit reality series, the diverse couple utilizes their experience and influence to help reform the industry through training, regulation and certification for bounty hunters. Dog Chapman is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” and his follow-up New York Times bestselling memoir “Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given.” The pair is frequently asked to comment on high-profile criminal cases in the country. DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT is executive produced by Duane and Beth Chapman and their production company, Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde, and by Electus, LLC (Chris Grant and Ben Silverman) and Alan Deutsch. Matt Trierweiler is the executive producer for CMT.
For more of DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, visit the official show page at CMT.com, join the conversation on Facebook or follow the latest updates via @CMT on Twitter using hashtag #CMTDogAndBeth. Additional information about Dog and Beth Chapman can be found on their website, http://www.dogthebountyhunter.com, or via Twitter at @DogBountyHunter (Dog Chapman) and @MrsdogC (Beth Chapman). More information on Leland Chapman can be found on his website, http://www.lelandbchapman.com, or via Twitter at @LelandBChapman (Leland Chapman). Dakota is at @dakotadog808
DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT – premieres Spring 2014
Eleven, one-hour episodes
The world’s most famous bounty hunters are at it again! Dog, Beth, Leland and Dakota are back on the road, crisscrossing the country to train fellow bondsman, and help tracking down some of America’s most dangerous criminals. With their trademark candor and strong belief in second chances, the Chapmans motivate and inspire both the local bondsmen, and the fugitives that the Chapmans capture along the way. This season, Dog introduces new high tech surveillance gear and the latest in cutting-edge ballistic equipment. Expect more adrenaline-filled hunts, dramatic captures, and emotional moments of redemption than ever before.
DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT is executive-produced by Duane and Beth Chapman and their production company, Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde and by Electus, LLC. (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant, Jimmy Fox and Corie Henson), and Alan Deutsch. Matt Trierweiler is the executive producer for CMT.
Returning favorites DOG AND BETH: ON THE HUNT, from Electus, was the highest-rated CMT series this past year and has been renewed for 11, one-hour episodes;
CMT CLOSES OUT 2ND QUARTER WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS ACROSS PRIME AND TOTAL DAY
RANKS AMONG TOP 5 FASTEST-GROWING CABLE NETS
NASHVILLE – July 2, 2013 – CMT wrapped up its second quarter of the year posting double-digit gains for its key P18-49 demo in both Prime (+31%) and Total Day (+33%) over last year, and currently ranks among the Top 5 fastest-growing cable nets for the quarter. Growth is particularly strong among women when compared to last year, with the largest gain among young females as W18-34 grew in both Prime (+56%) and Total Day (+52%) for the quarter. The gains mark the network’s third consecutive quarter of growth (P18-49, Total Day), and follows an aggressive strategy with more hours of original programming than any time in the network’s history.
The success is fueled by new additions to CMT’s lineup including the April launch of DOG & BETH: ON THE HUNT, which ranks as the network’s top current series. Other recent hits include the annual CMT MUSIC AWARDS, season three of REDNECK ISLAND, GUNTUCKY, and the late-night addition of COPS RELOADED.
This month, CMT will debut its first animated series BOUNTY HUNTERS on Saturday, July 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starring the voices of Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Lisa Lampanelli. Additionally, Jeremiah and Big Ox use their backwoods ingenuity to concoct outrageous pranks in the series premiere of HILLBILLIES FOR HIRE on Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with its regular timeslot Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.