Think it's hard being Dog the Bounty Hunter? Just imagine what his production team feels like. Executive Producer David Houts talks Dog - past and present.
What can we expect from Dog the Bounty Hunter Season 5?
David Houts (Executive Producer of Dog the Bounty Hunter): Season five is a continuation of all the things we love most about the show - intense hunting, exciting captures, trying to help fugitives after they are in custody, and having fun with the Chapman family. And with Dog's vindication in the Mexican courts there is a renewed emphasis on family and community.
We hear that Dog will be spending more time on the mainland this season. What brings them to the mainland and how do the fugitives differ from the ones we've seen in Hawaii?
DH: Dog and Beth grew up in Colorado and started their bail bonding careers there. So they have always gone back to try to help out their old friends and fellow bondsmen. There are more gun crimes on the mainland than in Hawaii, so Dog and the posse need to be prepared for anything.
What sort of role does Dog's family play in this season?
DH: Everyone is stepping up this year - Leland is now the foreman of the team, Duane Lee has taken over the Honolulu office of Dakine Bail Bonds, and Lyssa is now a fully licensed bondsman herself.
Can you give us a sneak peek of your favorite episode from Season 5?
DH: That is kind of like asking which of your children do you love the most, they are all great in different ways.
What has Dog been up to since last season?
DH: Dog has spent a lot of time doing Charity work - fundraising for his special charity the Mooseheart Foundation and working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation among other things. And of course there has been a lot of bail writing and bounty hunting as well.
We've got some big Leland fans on the Insider, do you have a favorite Leland moment?
DH: In the second episode season five Leland gets to do some cool searches and also talk to a fugitives family which is very touching.