CALLING ALL 'DOG' FANS! - CMT INVITES YOU TO NAME THE ALL-NEW SERIES STARRING BOUNTY HUNTERS DOG AND BETH CHAPMAN
Facebook Submissions Begin Wednesday, February 13;
Official Title Revealed on Tuesday, February 19
LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2013 – America’s favorite bounty hunters, Dog and Beth Chapman, are returning to television with an all-new, currently untitled series premiering on CMT in April 2013. Throughout the 10-episode series, Dog, Beth and their son, Leland, will join forces with bail bondsmen from around the country in hunting down some of America’s most dangerous criminals.
Beginning today, CMT is enlisting the help of fans to determine the series’ title. Fans may submit names for what they want the new, action-packed show to be called via the show’s new Facebook page. The deadline for submitting names is Saturday, February 16. The official title will be revealed by Beth Chapman via @MrsdogC on Twitter on Tuesday, February 19.
Each week, the new CMT series will follow the Chapmans as they arrive in a different city to work with one local bounty hunter. The team will analyze their business, assess their arsenal and combat abilities, and implement strategic, tactical and hi-tech device training. Brandishing their no holds barred trademark candor, the Chapmans will also address new personal and professional conflicts through teamwork, adrenaline-filled arrests and a philosophy of hope and second chances, all while showing their contemporaries a few new tricks along the way.
Dog and Beth are an iconic television duo and the most celebrated bounty hunters in the business today. In addition to eight successful seasons of their hit reality series, Dog Chapman is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book You Can Run But You Can't Hide and his follow-up memoir Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given. The show was created by Dog and Beth Chapman through their production company, Entertainment By Bonnie and Clyde. The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox), Jeff Cvengros and CMT’s Jayson Dinsmore, Joe Livecchi and Eliot Goldberg.
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm or Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers.
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