HAWAII Magazine reader Sharon of Venice, Fla writes:
I love the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, but am disappointed that they are still filming in Colorado. Those guys look best in their Oahu surroundings. When will they start filming in Hawaii?
You ask. We answer.
Good news for Dog faithful, the affable bounty hunter will soon return to Hawaii for more Island adventures.
The reality show—which chronicles the operations of Duane “Dog” Chapman and his family of bounty hunters at Honolulu’s Da Kine Bail Bonds—recently shot several new episodes in the Islands, according to a representative for the show.
Production is now on hiatus, but will resume in mid-January, when the Da Kine team will travel between Hawaii and Colorado—Chapman’s home state. Dog’s not Hawaii-born, but currently lives with wife Beth in the east Oahu neighborhood of Hawaii Kai.
Hawaii’s Neighbor Islands will play a more prominent role in upcoming episodes—along with their downtown Honolulu office, Da Kine Bail Bonds has branches on the Big Island and Maui.
Currently in its seventh season, new episodes of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” air on Wednesday nights on cable channel A&E.
UPDATE, 1/15/10: According to Dog’s Honolulu-based publicist, mid-January filming has been postposed. A rescheduled production date has not been announced.