The Lost Dog Pilot
Premiere Date: Aug 06 2003
An intimate look at the compelling and often outrageous ways Americans choose to make a living. Both fun and moving, and shot in "fly on the wall" style, it follows the people who do the jobs we love to hate, hate to do, and jobs that are stereotyped or simply different! In this episode, a bounty hunter hustles to catch fugitives and save their souls in Hawaii, while "stalkerazzi" photographers risk life, limb, and speeding tickets to get shots of Hollywood stars. (Dog The Bounty Hunter's Pilot episode.)
Meet The Chapmans
Premiere Date: Aug 31 2004
Real life series focusing on the tumultuous home and professional life of bounty hunter Dwayne "Dog" Chapman, and his partner and wife Beth. In the first episode, Dog and team chase Floyd Chapman (no relation), a heavily tattooed bail jumper. After the arrest, Dog, who was once a criminal himself, shares his own personal story with the captured Floyd to try and get him back on the right side of the law.
Father and Son
Premiere Date: Aug 31 2004
In Hawaii, Dog sets off from Honolulu to Kona to help his son Leland with some of his fugitives. First, a stop at Leland's boxing gym to warm up for their day of hunting with a quick sparring session and some father-and-son time together.
Premiere Date: Sep 07 2004
Dog decides to liven things up with a competition. He and Beth will hunt for one fugitive, while Leland and Justin chase another. The winner will be the duo that captures its fugitive first. Will Dog keep bragging rights as the Best Bounty Hunter in the world, or will his young apprentices steal the mantle from him?
A Walk on the Wild Side
Chasing a tough guy over several days puts a strain on the team. The crew must tirelessly search under every rock in Waikiki's seedy underbelly, looking for some sign of their tattooed repeat offender, or lose the $20,000 bail. Dog and the boys finally get their man, and celebrate with a birthday party for Tim, complete with juggler.
Bounty Hunters Have Hearts, Too
Premiere Date: Sep 14 2004
Once a criminal himself, Dog knows how it feels to be hunted. In this episode of our series that focuses on the tumultuous home and professional life of bounty hunter Dwayne "Dog" Chapman, he and the team delve into the depths of Honolulu's Chinatown as they search for a young Samoan girl who's gone down the wrong path. After a frustrating day of hunting, Dog must shift gears to fulfill his suburban Dad obligations by attending his daughter's school play.
Love's Labors Lost and Found
Premiere Date: Sep 21 2004
While hunting an elusive deep sea fisherman, Dog is also trying to plan a great Mother's Day for Beth, but he's having problems finding the special flowers Beth wants. Ultimately the fugitive's friend and girlfriend help Dog and the team with the capture, and then Dog and Beth get to celebrate together.
The Godfather of Waikiki
Premiere Date: Sep 28 2004
Dog is hunting a man known as "The Godfather of Waikiki". The bond is small, Dog and Beth bailed him out as a courtesy, but now he is refusing to go to court. If Dog doesn't bring him in, it could cost him more than money--he may lose his respect on the street.
Hide and Seek - Part 1
Premiere Date: Oct 05 2004
Dog has a big problem. Patty Estabilio has jumped a $15,000 bail bond and disappeared into Hawaii's underworld. Kissing the kids good night, Dog and Beth, with Tim and Leland at their side, plunge into a drug-infused netherworld where the snitches are unreliable, the streets violent, and everyone has something to hide. They halt their hunt for Patty in lieu of an adrenaline-filled daylight raid to capture Michael Blanco, but a hot tip sends the crew back out for another late night searching for Patty.
Hide and Seek - Part 2
Premiere Date: Oct 05 2004
Two weeks in pursuit of fugitive Patty Estabilio has placed her in the pantheon of Dog Chapman's most persistent prey. A slew of near misses, bad tips, and long nights spent staking out "ice" dens is taking its toll on Dog's team. But Dog is keeping up appearances with his daily vacuuming at the house, while Beth makes an emergency visit to the nail salon to have a broken nail repaired.
Justin's Big Day
Premiere Date: Oct 12 2004
Justin is the low man on the totem pole in the Chapman clan, and this means that the rest of the team is always teasing him. At 21 years old, his responsibilities at home include lots of childcare and cleaning, and on bounties he spends time getting lunches and searching the smallest and dirtiest hiding places. But Justin wants to be a full fledged member of the team, and Dog has a fugitive that will his test case.
It's Good To Be Home
Premiere Date: Oct 26 2004
Dog and his team return to their roots, with a visit to their home town of Denver, Colorado. Dog and Tim begin the day with an early morning radio show appearance, and it pays off when a listener calls in with a tip about one of the fugitives they're hunting. Learning that he's working at a Taco Bell restaurant, they head for the drive through window and order one fugitive to go.
You Can't Go Home Again
Premiere Date: Nov 09 2004
Back in Denver Dog discovers that recapturing the past can be more difficult then tracking down felons. On a day of more misses then hits in their fugitive hunting, Dog and Beth repeatedly collide with reminders of their early days. A trip to a house built by his grandfather, and where Dog raised Leland, moves Dog to tears. Wandering through the abandoned and rundown homestead that once boasted "the greenest grass in town," the skies blacken, a tornado alarm sounds, and Dog touched by the sublime tearfully recalls the words his father said to him as he lay dying.
A Family Feud
Premiere Date: Nov 23 2004
Working for a bondswoman friend, Mary Ellen, Dog and his team hunt Chris, a fugitive wanted on drug charges. Dog turns over every rock, but to no avail. In the end Mary Ellen decides to revoke the bonds she holds on Chris's mother and stepfather because they've violated the conditions of their own bonds and have been threatening her. Dog takes the two to jail after an intense bust.
Sons and Daughters
Premiere Date: Dec 07 2004
Dog goes after Virginia, a hard-to-find lawbreaker. He gets a tip that a pickup truck will be going to Virginia's house. In true private-eye fashion, the team tails the truck in two SUVs, regularly switching the follow car to throw off their scent. The truck leads them their prey.
Premiere Date: Dec 21 2004
Dog decides to sweep the island clean of as many fugitives as he can in two days. Raymond, wanted on drug charges, is an easy grab. Mauro, wanted for solicitation, is busted. And a Samoan, Siamau, is convinced to fly back to Hawaii from Los Angeles, and the team quickly nabs him.
Premiere Date: Jan 04 2005
Dog goes after a fugitive named Tracy who lives in a homeless shelter, but the shelter's staff is uncooperative, and the two sides get into an angry confrontation that forces Dog to temporarily back off. Next, an informant leads the team to Daniel, whose capture is clean but violent. Stressed out by the job, Dog and Beth decide to relax with a romantic dinner.
Where There's Smoke
Premiere Date: Jan 11 2005
Dog juggles his job and family responsibilities at the same time. He leads the search for Robert, a low-level drug dealer who makes money by selling hedge clippings as marijuana and broken Macadamia nuts as crack. As he hunts down Robert, Dog gets on the phone to tell Beth not to spend too much money to furnish Leland's Honolulu apartment.
Premiere Date: Jan 25 2005
Upset because one his puppies may die and wanting to give the little guy a second chance in life, Dog decides to offer one of the fugitives a second chance, too. He captures Paul, an "Ice Head" methamphetamine addict, then steers him to a rehab program instead of jail. The next day, Dog, Bonnie, and Cicely head for the vet's office, where they discover the puppy is okay. They name him Lucky, because like Paul, he's lucky to be alive.