A&E PRESENTS: A MAN CALLED DOG
SPECIAL DOG THE BOUNTER EPISODE DETAILS THE LIFE AND ORIGINS OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BOUNTY HUNTER
ONE-HOUR SPECIAL CULMINATES 'DOG DAYS OF SUMMER' PROGRAMMING EVENT WITH DOG MARATHONS, PREMIERE EPISODES AND VIEWERS' CHOICE SELECTIONS
PREMIERES TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 9:00 PM ET/PT
New York, NY, July 30, 2007 � Forty years ago, an angry and rebellious Duane "Dog" Chapman dropped out of school in the seventh grade never to return. Thirty years ago this summer, Dog began a five year sentence for his involvement in a murder. After serving nineteen months in a notorious Texas prison, Dog emerged a changed man � determined to turn his life around and to help others along the way. Looking back on the moments that helped create the word's most famous bounty hunter, A&E presents A MAN CALLED DOG, a one-hour special that travels through the past with Dog, his wife Beth and his posse, as the legendary bounty hunter makes a present day journey through his origins in Colorado and Texas to reunite with old friends and mentors to re-live significant moments from his past. The special premieres Tuesday, August 14, at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Dog's life has always been extraordinary. From his wild outlaw-biker days to his rehabilitation in a Texas prison to his long journey to become the world's greatest bounty hunter. This one-hour special promises to be one of the most compelling and moving hours of Dog The Bounty Hunter as Dog finally comes to make peace with his troubled past, including a trip to his father's grave which reveals a side of Dog fans have never seen before.
A MAN CALLED DOG is the cornerstone programming event of DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, which includes a viewers' choice marathon on Monday, August 13 from 9PM � 11PM and an all day Dog the Bounty Hunter marathon on Tuesday, August 14, from 8:00AM � 9:00PM as well as Dog The Bounty Hunter premieres throughout the month of August.
Dog the Bounty Hunter is produced by Hybrid Films for A&E Network. Lucas Platt and Rick Smigelski are the Series Producers. David Houts and Daniel Elias serve as the executive producers for Hybrid Films. Robert Sharenow and Neil A. Cohen serve as the A&E executive producers.
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Now reaching more than 93 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Intervention," "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," "Flip This House" and "Criss Angel Mindfreak," to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series "The Sopranos," "CSI: Miami" and "24." The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Insider is located at www.aetv.com/insider. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.