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Duane 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' Chapman Contacted By TV Networks After Joining Hunt For Brian Laundrie, Sources Say

Oct. 5 2021, Published 9:25 a.m. ET

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After Duane "Dog The Bounty Hunter" Chapman joined the hunt for Brian Laundrie, he has reportedly been contacted by several networks interested in a new TV show.

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Insiders told TMZ that there has been no filming involved in the reality star's hunt for Laundrie. The outlet noted that his wife, Francie Frane, has been documenting some of it on her phone. If Chapman gets a new show, his wife's footage may be used and she will be involved in the series, insiders said.

The 68-year-old told TMZ that he did not have an ulterior motive when he got involved in the search for Laundrie. According to Chapman, he was in the middle of his honeymoon when he heard about Laundrie's disappearance. He said he got involved "because of my unique skill set and the fact I was only an hour away from where he was last seen."

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Chapman told the publication that he has gotten to know Gabby Petitio's family and wants to help them get closure. He noted that he would consider doing a new TV show if his involvement in the case sparks a new gig.

Variety previously reported that Thinkfactory Media is working to pitch a new TV series with Chapman which is believed to be about his day-to-day life.

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A representative for Chapman told Newsweek that he "is not spending any time thinking about his next show—his team handles that for him. Instead, he's focused on apprehending a fugitive."

Chapman is best known for his stint on Dog the Bounty Hunter, which lasted for eight seasons. He later starred in Dog and Beth: On the Hunt with his late wife Beth.

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The show Dog Unleashed was reportedly set to air on UnleashedTV but it was scrapped earlier this year.

Laundrie and Petito embarked on a road trip together in early July. The 23-year-old returned from the trip alone on September 1. Petito was reported missing on September 11 and her body was found in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park on September 19.

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The FBI issued a warrant for the 23-year-old's arrest after he allegedly "knowingly and with intent to defraud, used one or more unauthorized access devices, namely a Capitol One Bank debit card" and personal identification numbers for two accounts. He is a person of interest in Petito's case.

As previously reported by OK!, Laundrie's family told authorities that he left the house on September 14 to go for a hike but did not return home. He was reported missing on September 17.

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Chapman joined the search for Laundrie on September 25. He previously told Fox News that he's gotten "over a thousand leads...So we’re going through all those leads."

The famed bounty hunter even added $10,000 in rewards for information leading to Laundrie's arrest to the $170,000 standing reward, TMZ reported.

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