Here it is, Christmas time and the Writers' Strike doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon which is a big, big boost for reality TV ....
So what's happening over at A&E, where Dog the Bounty Hunter was its biggest draw before The Scandal and before The Strike?
1. Well, today saw a press release from LA non-profit group BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny) notifying the public that this Saturday, Dec. 15th, BOND will be hosting a book signing for Dog's autobiography along with a Christmas toy give-away for kids. Dog will be there - don't know about the rest of the family. And, it's being reported that BOND is an African-American organization.
2. On December 6th, a petition was forwarded to A&E to restore the show with Death by 1000 Papercuts reporting at least 14 other Bring Dog Back petitions in process, or already forwarded to the network.
3. Baby Lyssa has her own MySpace page, it just went up today (December 10).
4. There was an online push for fans to send pineapples (fresh, canned, dried, anything pineapple) to A&E in support of Dog. No idea how success this Pineapple Push has been -- but the A&E address is here if you're interested.
5. There's a Rally for the Dog in front of A&E's headquarters in NYC on December 13th. Fans are urged to attend -- and I've read that fans who cannot travel to the Big Apple are planning on telephoning A&E that day, voicing their support.
6. Bobby Brown, the Colorado bounty hunter seen several times on the DBH show, has issued his online statement of support for the Dog.
7. Dog the Bounty Hunter has a new website. A&E's logo is not displayed there; instead, it's "the Dog Network."
8. A&E continues to provide a Dog the Bounty Hunter page at its network site. However, it doesn't appear to be updated often -- the "news" sections reports only that:
"[i]n evaluating the circumstances of the last few days, A&E has decided to take Dog The Bounty Hunter off the network's schedule for the foreseeable future. We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun."
That's not news.
9. Dog's autobiography is getting 4.5 out of 5 stars as an overall review at Amazon.Com, and it's ranking 2540 in books.