POSTED: 05:05 a.m. HST, May 23, 2012
Fans of Duane “Dog” Chapman and his family of bounty hunters continue to sign an online petition on change.org that seeks to convince the A&E Network to reconsider its decision Monday to cancel the popular show.
Although A&E has not issued an official announcement, the Chapmans released their own statement late Monday night.
The statement released by their attorney, Marty Singer, was brief. Singer noted that the Chapmans and the network had been unable to reach an agreement on a ninth season. He quoted the Chapmans as saying: “This has been a great ride for eight seasons and we would not be where we are today but for our loyal and dedicated fans. We are about to start a new chapter, and an announcement will be made sooner rather than later. You can’t keep a good Dog down.”
Earlier today, an employee at their Da Kine Bail Bonds office in Honolulu said the couple was on the East Coast and unavailable. Beth Chapman has not returned calls to her cell phone.