Series Premiere Launches as #1 Unscripted Series in Network History
Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2019) – WGN America’s riveting reality series “Dog’s Most Wanted” debuted to fanfare and became the #1 unscripted series in network history and now WGN America and Dog want to make the episode available to all fans across the country so it will be streaming online at www.WGNAmerica.com for 48 hours starting Monday, September 9 at 9 AM ET.
The premiere of “Dog’s Most Wanted” on Wednesday, Sept 4, attracted nearly 1.7 million Total Viewers and 726,000 Adults 25-54 overall on premiere night and during the 9-10 PM hour brought in its bounty with an impressive 426K,000 Adults 25-54 and 943,000 Total Viewers on a Live + Same Day basis.
In “Dog’s Most Wanted,” airing Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on WGN America, Duane “Dog” Chapman and the late Beth Chapman will be supported by a ferocious team of hunters Dog calls “The Dirty Dozen.” Together they will go on a cross-country manhunt to track down a carefully curated list of Dog’s Most Wanted fugitives. In their personal lives, the series tackles the family’s most difficult fight as their beloved matriarch Beth Chapman bravely fights – and tragically loses – her battle with cancer.
“Dog’s Most Wanted” is produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, along with Entertainment by Bonnie & Clyde. Chris Dorsey (“Building Alaska”), and Matt Assmus serve as Executive Producers for Dorsey Pictures. Dog and the late Beth Chapman are Executive Producers for Bonnie & Clyde. “Dog’s Most Wanted” is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.
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WGN America and Tribune Media Company
WGN America, the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), is a nationally distributed television network available in more than 75 million homes via cable, satellite and telco. The network features a strong slate of original series, fan-favorite dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. Stay connected to WGN America on Twitter @wgnamerica. For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.
About Dorsey Pictures
Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is recognized by Realscreen Global 100 as one of America’s leading producers of lifestyle and true crime programming. Series include Building Alaska (DIY), Maine Cabin Masters (DIY), Dog’s Most Wanted (WGNA), Accident, Suicide or Murder (Oxygen), Building Off the Grid (Discovery), two additional yet unannounced series for Discovery and the company’s first IMAX film, Wings 3D with Michael Keaton, among its 20+ series and specials in production. Founded 21 years ago by Chris and Amy Dorsey, Dorsey Pictures’ network partners have included HGTV, Travel, Discovery, History Channel, Oxygen, DIY, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Reelz, Velocity, NBC Sports, ESPN, Outdoor Channel and many others. The company is comprised of a team of the knowledgeable production and media marketing experts and the company is the industry’s only full-service marketing solutions organization delivering best in class content and intelligence on existing and emerging platforms. For more information about Dorsey Pictures, visit www.dorseypictures.tv.
About Entertainment by Bonnie & Clyde
Duane “Dog” Chapman went from a motorcycle gang member, spending time in prison, to becoming a celebrated lawman with millions of loyal followers. Entertainment by Bonnie & Clyde, the production arm of Dog and his beloved late wife Beth were the driving force behind the hit shows Dog & Beth On the Hunt (CMT) and Dog & Beth: Fight of their Lives (A&E). In addition, the company developed and produced series and projects unrelated to their family’s bail bonds business.