Fans of Beth Chapman, the plucky and effervescent wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, have been waiting with bated breath for the premier of couple’s much-anticipated new reality show, “Dog’s Most Wanted”.
But now, conflicting tweets and rumors about the show’s air date have fans in a tizzy– with Beth grimly telling her fans on social media that the show won’t air in 2019. Beth, 51, is bravely battling Stage Four lung cancer even as she films her new show, and now the question seems to be: is the start date in flux because of Beth’s illness?READ MORE
Apparently not this year ???? https://t.co/1QmTdd0IDD
— Beth Chapman (@MrsdogC) May 10, 2019
Beth’s fans responded with a deluge of emotion, decrying the suggestion that her show’s air date was not in the offing. One such fan wrote, “What? Not this year? I was waiting for this to come on.”
A few hours later, in the wee hours of May 10th, Beth responded in sorrow: ” I know me to I was hoping to at least see it air ????”
I know me to I was hoping to at least see it air ???? https://t.co/EyoY0dikfF
— Beth Chapman (@MrsdogC) May 10, 2019
Worried fans of the show immediately began wishing her well regarding her recent cancer journey. “Beth, you will. Stay strong and positive. We don’t know how you feel these days, but with your family and the action you have around you. it’s good. We will all be watching it with you and your family. Have a great day and enjoy Mothers Day. Love and Prayers Always,” wrote one fan.
“Hang in there Beth & keep your faith and listen to your own advice that you gave me! We are all praying for you and you will see your show air!” commented another.
Then, more confusion about the premiere ensued. In his introduction to Beth’s powerful Mother’s Day speech at the Source Church in Bradenton, Florida, Dog said: “Happy Mother’s day. So, first up I want to introduce you….we have a new show called Dogs Most Wanted, airing in October on WGN,” suggesting the show would start in the fall of 2019.
But later that day, Beth retweeted a Twitter post about the premiere, adding the caption, “There is no announcement about our show being this year.”
There is no announcement about our show being this year ! https://t.co/MmhwqCbWaa
— Beth Chapman (@MrsdogC) May 13, 2019
Indeed, WGA America has announced the “Dog’s Most Wanted” show but not the premiere date.
Chapman was initially diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. She had surgery, and was declared cancer free. But in 2018, Beth learned that her cancer had spread to the lungs and had moved to Stage Four, after she was rushed to the hospital for difficulty with her breathing.
She also suggested during her first public appearance since cancer that she’d be declining any further chemotherapy treatments and instead relying on her Christian faith.
During her deeply personal speech, which was broadcast live on Facebook for her many fans, Beth said that cancer is her “ultimate lesson” amid many tough lessons in her life, including jail time and addiction.
“This is the ultimate test of faith,” she said. “It is the evidence of things hoped for, and it is the substance of things not known. And although chemotherapy is not my bag, people, sorry, that’s not for me. So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith.”
“I don’t go to God and go… why did I get cancer?” Beth told the congregation, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “He’ll roll his eyes at me again because I know why — because it is the ultimate test of faith. It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known.”
Beth’s husband Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman has been by Beth’s side throughout her entire cancer journey. He uploaded an emotional post on Instagram about Beth’s Mother’s Day reading, “We had an amazing Mother’s Day thank you to my son @lelandbchapman and @jamiepchapman for making the journey to be with us on Mother’s Day. It meant so much @garrychapman and @bonniejoc and @cecilybeezee you kids never let dad down we love you guys wishes you’d have been here. Mom did great,” Duane captioned the photo, which was tagged at The Source Church Bradenton.