Why Was "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Cancelled?

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" was cancelled because A&E and the principals on the show could not reach an agreement to produce a ninth season of the show. The show had generally strong ratings during its eighth season, leading many to speculate that there was something else behind the cancellation.

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" (also known as Duane Chapman) and his team had faced several legal issues over the years, including arrest for bounty hunting in Mexico and lawsuits between Chapman and his family and associates. In 2007 a recording of Chapman repeatedly using a racial epithet had been released, almost leading to the show's cancellation at that time.