[Duane "Dog, The Bounty Hunter" Chapman]
"Dog the Bounty Hunter" was the highest rated show on A&E
The network pulled series after Duane "Dog" Chapman made a racial slur
Chapman has apologized
A&E says it has decided to accept his apology and resume production
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is preparing a return to the airwaves.
The Chapman family confirmed Thursday that filming is set to resume on the A&E show "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
The show features Chapman and crew in pursuit of bail jumpers in Hawaii and other states.
It was the highest rated show on A&E before the network pulled it off the air in November.
Chapman was heard in a taped phone conversation using a racial slur in reference to his son's black girlfriend.
Chapman has apologized and tried to make amends with the network and the black community.
Network officials say that since the show is about second chances, they decided to accept his apology and resume production. No air date has been announced.