HONOLULU (KHNL) - One local celebrity is out of the doghouse and back on the air. Duane "Dog" Chapman is returning to television screens for a brand new season 5 of "Dog The Bounty Hunter."
"We all plan to celebrate with a toast and cake, a lot of laughter and tears," said Chapman's publicist Monica K. Wood.
The show was pulled from the air in November 2007 after a taped phone conversation of Chapman making a racial slur about his son's African American girlfriend was made public.
Chapman immediately apologized publicly for his verbal mistake but was unsuccessful in persuading A&E television executives to forgive him until now.
An A&E spokesperson said the network felt Dog deserved a second chance.
Averaging two million viewers per episode the show that hunts for fugitives has been one of the most popular reality series in television history.