A&E Axes Dog the Bounty Hunter, Syfy Cancels Sanctuary
Dog The Bounty Hunter; Amanda Tapping, Sanctuary
A&E is putting down Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons, TMZ reports.
The reality series got the axe after the cable network and the representatives for star Duane "Dog" Chapman couldn't come to an agreement for Season 9, according to the site. The show, which follows Chapman's life as a fugitive recovery agent, started in 2004. The most recent season saw tension between Chapman and his sons, Duane Lee and Leland, who left the family business. New episodes are set to air Saturday, June 2 at 9/8c.
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Also canceled Monday: Syfy's Sanctuary, TVLine reports. The science fiction-fantasy series, about an organization that aides extraordinarily powerful creatures and people (aka Abnormals), originally debuted as a web series back in 2007. It premiered the following year and ran for four seasons on Syfy. The show's December series finale grabbed 1.2 million viewers.
Star Amanda Tapping reacted to the news Monday on Twitter. "To all the fans of @SanctuarySeries we love and adore you. Thank you for the love and support. Now to the long dark tea time of my soul," she said, adding a sad face emoticon. "And yes, 'bloody hell' indeed."
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