Dog's Most Wanted

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Dog's Most Wanted
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Promotional image for Dog's Most Wanted
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Duane Chapman
  • Beth Chapman
  • Chris Dorsey
  • Matt Assmus
Production company(s)
  • Dorsey Pictures
  • Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde
Original networkWGN America
Preceded by
External links
Production website

Dog's Most Wanted is an upcoming American reality television series and spin-off of Dog the Bounty Hunter set to air on WGN America. The series is a sequel to previous television series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and the television special Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives.



On January 14, 2019, it was announced that WGN America was developing its first unscripted television series in over five years entitled Dog's Most Wanted.[3] The series is produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde.[4] Chris Dorsey and Matt Assmus serve as Executive Producers for Dorsey Pictures while the Chapman's serve as Executive Producers for Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde.[5] Entertainment by Bonnie and Clyde previously produced other Chapman series Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives.[6] The series received an immediate series order for ten episodes and production began in early 2019.[7][8] In the series Dog and his wife Beth along with their team of hunters are set to travel the country and pursue the most-wanted fugitives from law enforcement agencies including the FBI and the United States Marshals Service.[9] The series was initially expected to premiere in late 2019 however, later reports suggested early 2020.[10] On June 22, 2019, Beth Chapman was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma.[11] At 5:32 am on June 26, 2019, Beth died at Hawaii's Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii as a result of stage two throat cancer.[12][13] Following Beth's death the series resumed filming July 10, 2019.[14] Series star Leland Chapman was injured during filming, while chasing fugitive Edward Morales in Adams County, Colorado Leland attempted to kick in a gate and tore his ACL.[15]


The first trailer for the series along with series art was released by WGN America on June 3, 2019.[16] A second teaser was released on June 20, 2019.[17] A memorial video commemorative of Beth's death was released on June 26, 2019.[18]


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  2. ^ Schonter, Allison (July 10, 2019). "'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Star Leland Chapman Hospitalized on First Hunt Since Beth Chapman's Death". PopCulture. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Longretta, Emily (January 14, 2019). "'Dog's Most Wanted': Dog the Bounty Hunter and Wife Beth Chapman Return for New Series". US Weekly. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (January 14, 2019). "Dog the Bounty Hunter Sets TV Return on WGN America". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Haring, Bruce (January 14, 2019). "'Dog's Most Wanted' Returns Bounty Hunter In New WGN America Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "WGN America Is Back In The Hunt For Unscripted With New Dog the Bounty Hunter Series, "Dog's Most Wanted"". Yahoo! Finance. January 14, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (January 14, 2019). "Dog the Bounty Hunter & Wife Beth Return to TV With WGN America's 'Dog's Most Wanted'". TV Insider. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "WGN America Is Back in the Hunt for Unscripted with New Dog the Bounty Hunter Series, "Dog's Most Wanted"". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  9. ^ Lafayette, Jon (January 14, 2019). "WGN America Fetches New 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Series". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  10. ^ Andrew, Stephen (June 26, 2019). "Will 'Dog's Most Wanted' Get Canceled?". Popculture. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  11. ^ Merrett, Robyn (June 25, 2019). "Dog the Bounty Hunter Shares Pic of Wife in Hospital After She's Placed in Medically Induced Coma". People. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Chapman, Duane [@DogBountyHunter] (June 26, 2019). "It's 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side" (Tweet). Retrieved June 26, 2019 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Sager, Jessica (June 26, 2019). "'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star Beth Chapman dead at 51". Fox News. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  14. ^ Stimson, Brie (July 11, 2019). "Leland Chapman, son of Dog the Bounty Hunter, hospitalized: report". Fox News. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  15. ^ Pasquini, Maria (July 12, 2019). "Dog the Bounty Hunter's Son Leland Hospitalized After Tearing ACL During Manhunt with Dad". People. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  16. ^ "Video: WGN America Releases New Teaser and Art for Its Highly Anticipated Series "Dog's Most Wanted"". The Futon Critic. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dog's Most Wanted | Teaser | Coming Soon To WGN America". YouTube. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "WGN America remembers Beth Chapman - A Fighter Until The End". YouTube. June 26, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.