Bounty Hunter Gets New Reality TV Show

Duane "Dog" Chapman (search), the bounty hunter who tracked down convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster (search), will star in his own reality TV series.

The Hawaii-based Chapman, who collared Luster in Mexico last year, will be featured in "Dog the Bounty Hunter," (search) a 12-part series to air on the A&E network.

In a written statement, A&E promises to depict the "wild-and-woolly" life of Chapman and his wife and business partner, Beth Smith.

Chapman was hailed as a hero for capturing Luster, who had jumped bail before being convicted of drugging and raping three women.

But a California judge later ruled that Chapman was not entitled to any of the $1 million bail that Luster had forfeited.

Many in the bail-recovery industry say Chapman's tactics create a bad-boy, screw-the-rules image that is not representative of what they do.