Duane “Dog” Chapman may be actively searching for fugitive Brian Laundrie, but he’s still making time to shop his latest reality show!
Variety reports that Duane— better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter— has been working with production company ThinkFactory to pitch a new reality show about his “day-to-day life and his exploits.” (ThinkFactory is the production company behind WEtv shows Marriage Boot Camp and Mama June: From Not to Hot.)
Dog– who has starred on reality shows such as ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’, Dog’s Most Wanted and Dog and Beth: On the Hunt in the past— recently joined the search for Brian, who is a person of interest in the murder of Gabby Petito. Brian, who was Gabby’s fiancé, has been on the run since Gabby was declared missing. (Her body was later found in Wyoming.)
Dog has been posting about his hunt for Brian on social media, announcing on Wednesday that he and his team were involved in an “active and specific search in a key area based on the intelligence we are receiving and researching.”
“Boat crews and ground teams have been called in and we have search and rescue dogs deployed,” he added.
Since joining the search for Brian last week, Dog has set up his own tip hotline (which he recently told Fox News has already received over 1,000 leads). He also knocked on the door of the home of Chris’ parents. (He was not able to talk to anyone during that trip to the home, though.)
Dog & team are still searching an island near Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County, FL. K-9 teams have been brought in to assist. The search will continue into the evening.
Dog is grateful to everyone assisting & for the thousands of tips. Keep them coming in to 833-TELL-DOG. pic.twitter.com/TNEm8XM80f
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) September 29, 2021
“This has been a very different search,” Dog posted to his social media accounts on Wednesday. “Social media has enabled us to do this alongside everyone out there. America is along for the journey with us and I’m ready to do more!”
Dog sends a thank you to everyone across the nation who is assisting them in the search.
“This has been a very different search,” said Dog. “America is along for the journey with us and I’m ready to do more!”
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) September 30, 2021
Dog, who married Francie Frane earlier this month, has not been on TV since 2019, when he was featured alongside his late wife Beth Chapman on WGN‘s ‘Dog’s Most Wanted.’ He was scheduled to star on a new show, ‘Dog Unleashed,’ but it was cancelled this year before it ever aired.
Thinkfactory and Dog have yet to comment on the new show rumors.
(Photos: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images; Instagram; Twitter)