CMT Orders More 'Dog and Beth'

Jethro Nededog
The Wrap

Fugitives, beware. "Dog and Beth" fans, rejoice!

CMT has ordered 11 more episodes of bounty hungers "Dog," Beth and Leland Chapman's new series bringing its Season 1 order to 22 episodes. Production on the back 11 episodes will begin immediately.

"We knew Dog and Beth would shake up the programming landscape at CMT and they've done just that, more than doubling our quarter-to-date prime average," said CMT's executive vice president Jayson Dinsmore in a statement on Tuesday.

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Produced by Electus, "Dog and Beth" has become the cable channel's top rated series in its first five weeks of airing. It is also performing well on Video On Demand and social media.

"In addition to ratings success, the show has seen the largest level of social media engagement of any previous CMT series, with an incredibly dedicated, impassioned fan base. Dog, Beth, Leland and Electus are fantastic to work with, and we look forward to getting them back on the road to continue the hunt," Dinsmore added.

A&E canceled the family's previous series, "Dog the Bounty Hunter," last April after eight seasons.

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