By Emily Rome
Updated May 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Scott Gries/A&E

Duane “Dog” Chapman will have to do his criminal-hunting sans a national audience from now on.

A&E has canceled long-running reality TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter, EW confirms.

The series, which wrapped up its eighth season last week, featured fugitive recovery agent Chapman and his family tracking down criminals in Hawaii and his home state of Colorado.

The show got its start following Chapman’s appearance on Take This Job, where viewers got a peek at unusual professions. Since then, Chapman and A&E have been met with controversy more than once: In late 2007, production on the show was put on hold when Chapman’s son, Tucker, sold a tape to National Enquirer with audio of Chapman repeatedly using the ‘n’-word. He apologized on Larry King Live, and episodes began airing again in July 2008. Chapman also recently received a series of death threats, which the FBI is investigating.

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