Dog The Bounty Hunter
Every Thursday @ 8 pm
Bounty Hunter Dwayne “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth are rare finds in documentary television – they’re characters that pop. This series will feature the home and professional life of Dog as he juggles his bounty hunting case load, his volatile relationship with his wife, and his 12 children (some of whom work in the family business).
Make a Wish – 12 May, 2011 @ 8 pm
Dog loves good causes and kids, so today he begins the day by giving encouragement to a group of children struggling with debilitating physical conditions. After a tour of the office and making them honorary members of the posse, Dog and the crew turn their attention to a fugitive who has forgotten about how important kids are. His target for the day is a man who has abandoned to his wife and children for the pleasures of an ice pipe and the arms of another woman. When the hunt for Jacob takes leads him to a meeting with fugitive’s family Dog asks his children a simple question. If he could grant them one wish what would that be? Their answer is heartbreaking, to have Dog bring their father back home. Dog is touched by the children’s request but will he be able to succeed?
Tough Love – 12 May, 2011 @ 8.30 pm
Michael is out on bail for drug sales, theft, and violation of parole. Dog’s after him for failing to appear in court and his only lead is Jen, his co-signer and girlfriend. When they hit her house she’s nowhere to be found but her brother informs them he’s worried because Michael has a history of abusing women and fears for his sister’s safety. This news puts Dog on a mission to save Jen. Surprisingly the biggest hurdle to bring Michael in is convincing Jen to help the team! Working with Beth, Dog tries a clever variation of `good cop, bad cop’ to win her over. Will the team succeed, or will the mysterious power Michael seems to hold over Jen keep her from doing the right thing?
Surprise Ending – 19 May, 2011 @ 8 pm
Today, Dog and the boys are going after a fugitive with a serious price tag. Tim Rippe failed to appear in court on a $25,000 bond and has a string of theft charges behind him. When the team hits Rippe’s apartment, they find a boot print on the door – a souvenir of a police raid from only days earlier. Rippe managed to evade the cops, but Dog is determined to put this fugitive behind bars. To get the job done, he’ll find himself on an unusual journey before a unexpected tip leads to a surprising finish.
The Big Wipe Out – 26 May, 2011 @ 8 pm
A Hawaiian surfing hero is on a wave to nowhere and it’s Dog’s turn to play lifeguard. `Buttons,’ known throughout the islands for his prowess on the waves and his daring 360’s, has wiped-out on the rocky shoals of drug addiction. This troubled legend has been losing his struggle with the “Big H” and Dog’s search to find him is a voyage through the murky waters of homelessness and despair.
The program is also available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitle.