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"Dog the Bounty Hunter" cancelled by A&E

TV personality Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen on Sept. 10, 2011, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

(CBS News) "Dog the Bounty Hunter" the popular crime-hunting reality series on A&E that stars Duane "Dog" Chapman, has been canceled by the network, according to Variety.

A rep tells Variety that A&E has decided not to order an additional ninth season of the series.

"Dog the Bounty Hunter" follows fugitive recovery agent Chapman, his wife Beth, and his adult children, Leland, Duane Lee and Lyssa as they attempted to track down criminals in Hawaii and Colorado.

The show premiered in 2004 as a spinoff based on Chapman's appearance on A&E's "Take This Job," which showed the lives of people with uncommon occupations.

The show's last few original episodes will be broadcast next month, reports Variety.

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