A&E earner ‘Dog’ the Bounty Hunter suspended, not canceled

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" is one of the top rated shows on A&E channel. <P></P> <P>Despite this, and in light of the scandalous leaked personal phone call by his own son for monetary profit, A&E has dropped the reruns of its highest-rated series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" from its primetime schedule "for the foreseeable future."</P> <P>Variety reports that the move follows Thursday’s announcement that A&E would suspend production of the series, which was about to begin taping its fifth season.</P> <P>Duane "Dog" Chapman has appealed to Rev. Al Sharpton and other African-American leaders for forgiveness and counsel after his racist rant about his son’s girlfriend, which was captured in two phone calls obtained and published earlier this week by the National Enquirer.</P> <P>In its statement announcing the removal of "Dog" from the schedule, A&E said, "We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun." Chapman said he would meet with his "spiritual adviser," the Rev. Tim Storey, and then seek out "black leaders" to ask for forgiveness.</P> <P>"Dog" may be A&E’s most profitable series, averaging more than 2 million viewers in its original runs, 57% of whom fit into the 18-to-49 demographic.</P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.