Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local TV listings for additional information.
Before you question...yes, the entire ABC primetime schedule is repeats, with one hour each of 'The Middle,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Cougar Town.'
8:00 to 9:00
CBS: 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' and 'Accidentally on Purpose'
The CW: 'America's Next Top Model'
FOX: 'American Idol' -- 'Idol Gives Back' special
Discovery: 'Weird or What?'
DisneyXD: 'Naruto: Shippuden'
G4: 'Web Soup'
9:00 to 10:00
The CW: 'Fly Girls' and 'High Society'
BBC America: 'Peep Show' and 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'
CNBC: 'American Greed'
SyFy: 'Ghost Hunters'
10:00 to 11:00
NBC: 'Law & Order: SVU'
A&E: 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' and 'Billy the Exterminator'
Bravo: 'Top Chef Masters'
Comedy Central: 'South Park' and 'Ugly Americans'
Discovery: 'What a Tool'
E!: 'E! Investigates: Bullying'
MTV: 'The Challenge: Fresh Meat 2'
Showtime: 'Inside NASCAR'
Spike: 'The Ultimate Fighter'
SyFy: 'Destination Truth'
TBS: 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne' -- Two 30-minute episodes
USA: 'In Plain Sight'
After the jump, the late night talk shows.
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"Harboring a fugitive? They'll come to get you next," he assures the folks on 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' (Wed., 10PM ET on A&E). And Dog knows what he's talking about, so you'd better listen up!
Watch the video after the jump.
Apparently, in 1995, Krutonug introduced himself to Dog and, believing Dog's life and work would make a great film or TV show, signed papers for exclusive rights. According to the court papers, Krutonog developed the show between 1995 and 2003. And to get permission to produce and air the show, A&E agreed to pay Boris Krutonog as a co-executive producer for the duration of the program. Dan Silberman, the spokesperson for the network, said he could not comment at this time.
The show involves Chapman and his crew (which includes his fifth wife Beth and some of his kids) chasing down bail jumpers in Hawaii and other states. He previously had gotten in trouble with the Mexican government for his actions (bounty hunting is illegal in that country).
When I think of Dog the Bounty Hunter, I tend to think of the satire done on an episode of South Park when Cartman played Dog (loved it when Cartman parodied the philosophical rhetoric of Chapman which he does while taking prisoners to jail). Reruns will begin on A&E on June 25th with original episodes starting a few weeks later.
And the good luck for Duane "Dog" Chapman and his acquaintances continues. Back in November of 2007 his A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter was halted after some pretty racist comments he made to his son were publicized. Now, it looks like one of his sidekicks is in hot water for something else that came out in public.
Last Friday, Tim Chapman (no relation to Duane Chapman) turned himself into Honolulu authorities after a shopping center security guard found the reality star naked in his truck allegedly performing a lewd act. Once discovered, the guard asked Chapman to put on his clothes and get out of the truck. Instead, Chapman put on his clothes, started the truck and drove away, nearly hitting the security guard in the process. Police are investigating whether or not to charge Tim for his actions.
This list therefore is dedicated to the women of reality TV that make being bad look oh so good. And no, Omarosa Stallworth-whatever is NOT on the list. I'll explain why after the jump.
Last week Adam reported that charges had been dropped against Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman, his son Leland, and work partner Tim, in a case involving illegal detention that took place in Mexico. Well, it looks like Dog and his bounty hunter friends aren't out of the woods yet.
According to AETV.com criminal prosecutors have filed an appeal to overturn the decision of the Puerto Vallarta First Criminal Court. According to Mexican legal law rulings against the prosecution are generally appealed as a matter of principle. However, despite these proceedings, the cancellation of the original arrest warrant for Duane and his posse still stands.
This all stems from a 2003 incident where Dog captured Max Factor heir and convicted rapist Andrew Luster in the Mexican resort town. He originally spent three days in a Mexican jail for that capture.
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This week, the First Criminal Court in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico dismissed charges against Duane "Dog" Chapman, who was arrested in 2003 on charges of illegal detention after capturing Max Factor heir Andrew Luster. The arrest eventually led to the A&E series Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Last September, Mexican authorities requested Chapman, his son Leland and his work partner Tim Chapman (no relation) be extradited to Mexico to face charges of leaving the country instead of staying for their court date. Chapman has said in interviews that they left the country on the advice of their legal counsel.
- At 8, FOX has a new On The Lot.
- NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, then the season premiere of America's Got Talent.
- At 9, ABC has the 2007 ALMA Awards.
- The History Channel has a new The Universe at 9.
- Bravo has Everybody Can Suck It, the new Kathy Griffin special, at 9, then the season premiere of her Life on the D List show.
- Also at 9: the Travel Channel has a new John Ratzenberger's Made In America.
- At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by a new Criss Angel Mindfreak.
- There's a new Road Tasted on Food Network at 9:30.
- At 10, FX has the season finale of The Shield.
- Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.
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Thank God You're Here (Mon., 9PM ET, NBC) series premiere
Confession: I miss Whose Line Is It Anyway? What can I say, I like improv. That's why I'm excited for the premiere of this new improv show, hosted by David Alan Grier. Four celebs don costumes and play out scenes they know nothing about. In the first episode, Wayne Knight is a medical quack, Bryan Cranston a randy rock star, Joel McHale a clueless archaelogist and Jennifer Coolidge a ditzy pageant queen. Then, judge Dave Foley crowns one the best performer of the night.
Dog the Bounty Hunter (Tue., 9PM ET, A&E) 4th season premiere
Much happened to Duane "Dog" Chapman in 2006. Last May, he married business partner Beth a day after daughter Barbara died in a car crash. In September, he was arrested for bounty hunting in Mexico, where it is illegal. His request not to be extradited was denied, so he too will have his day in court. Despite all of this, Dog is back and better than ever. In the premiere, he personally takes on the case of a female fugitive after learning she shares the same birthdate as his late daughter.
Three top A&E reality series, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Driving Force will kick off new seasons in April.
The second season of Gene Simmons Family Jewels kicks off April 1 with two back-to-back episodes starting at 9:00 p.m. In "Gene's Big Mouth," Gene meets his newly-adopted infant son for the first time. In the second episode, "Face Off," Gene and his wife Shannon both undergo cosmetic surgery at the same time.
To say the least, this past year has been insane for Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of A&E's reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter. His eldest daughter was killed in a car accident right before his wedding, and later he was arrested on charges of illegal detention along with his son Leland and his work partner Tim Chapman stemming from their capture of convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003. The Constitutional Hearing, which began on December 22 in Guadalajara, Mexico, will start up again in January (the courts are closed for the holidays).
A&E will air a one-hour special, The Year of the Dog, that will look back on the past year in the life of the Chapmans, including the aftermath of Dog's arrest. The special airs at 9pm on January 2.
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