Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Gene Simmons Family Jewels is an American reality television series that premiered on A&E on August 7, 2006. It follows Kiss bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons, his longtime partner and wife Shannon Tweed, their two children and Sophie. "It is much like The Osbournes," Simmons noted. "But I believe that people will see us on television and see how I run things and the rules I make, they'll think,'Put that guy in charge!'"Although it is presented as a reality series, some events shown did not occur. One of these was in the finale of Season 3: the viewer is led to believe Gene purchased the Australian Football team Carlton Football Club. In reality, there is no record of the team being sold to him. Additionally, the episode shows Simmons convincing Brendan Fevola to join Carlton Football Club, while in reality Fevola had been playing for Carlton since he was drafted in 1998. Other events include casting biker extras, as well as a bit actor in the show. Prior to the third season, the series was the second highest rated series on A&E, behind Dog the Bounty Hunter.
In Australia, the series is shown on The Biography Channel every Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Foxtel and Austar. It is shown on the free to air channel 7mate; the first three seasons were played back to back ending on April 1, 2009. Seasons 1-5 have been released on DVD. Season 6 premiered on June 14, 2011 on A&E with the episode "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." In addition to relationship troubles between Simmons and Tweed, that culminated in the two marrying, the season shows Simmons' March 2011 visit to Israel. After the show’s most successful season Gene Simmons Family Jewels returned for its seventh season on Monday, May 28, 2012, with a special one-hour premiere. In August 2012, A&E announced the seventh season would be the last, Simmons added that he would not shop the series to other networks and, will focus on the Kiss tour and other business commitments; the Osbournes Hogan Knows Best Rock of Love with Bret Michaels Official website Gene Simmons Family Jewels on IMDb Gene Simmons Family Jewels at TV.com Press release announcing the series
The Andromeda Strain (miniseries)
The Andromeda Strain is a 2008 science fiction miniseries, based on the 1969 novel of the same name written by Michael Crichton about a team of scientists who investigate a deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin. The miniseries is a "reimagining" of the original novel rather than an adaptation. In addition to updating the setting to the early 21st century, the miniseries makes a great many plot and character changes from its source; the mini-series has two episodes for a total of 169 minutes. A United States government satellite crash lands near Piedmont and two teenagers find it and bring it back to town; the town's inhabitants open it and release a deadly microorganism, codenamed Andromeda by the U. S. Army. A team is sent from the Army's biological defense group to retrieve the satellite, only to die from the disease themselves; the video footage recorded by the retrieval team and their strange deaths capture the attention of General George Mancheck, the head of the group, who activates "Wildfire," a team of five scientists who are called upon when high-level bioterror threats occur in the United States.
The team, headed by its creator, Dr. Jeremy Stone, investigates Piedmont, they retrieve the satellite and rescue a hysterical 60-year-old man and a colicky baby who have survived the Andromeda outbreak. In an isolated underground laboratory, the Wildfire team begins their examination of the downed satellite and the two survivors; the laboratory is powered by a small water-cooled nuclear reactor. In the event of a contamination breach, a 15-minute self-destruct sequence would be automatically initiated; the scientists begin their analysis of the Andromeda strain by recovering a sample from inside the satellite. They discover that the microorganism contains large numbers of buckyballs, the team believes Andromeda is a product of advanced synthetic biology; the team hypothesizes that Andromeda may have an extraterrestrial origin, as it has no DNA or amino acids. The team discovers Andromeda is an airborne microorganism that kills its host by entering the bloodstream through the lungs and coagulating the blood in the body, causing death within 10 seconds via a blood clot in the brain.
Those who survive the blood clot become insane violent, suicidal. It is revealed that the two survivors from Piedmont had not been affected by Andromeda because of their acidic blood. Testing reveals the cell to be resistant to all known antibiotics Cable news reporter Jack Nash becomes aware of some of the events related to the fallen satellite and Andromeda; as he investigates further, Chuck Beeter, the Director of the NSA, uses General Mancheck's aide, Colonel Ferrus, to perform assassinations to prevent knowledge of Andromeda from reaching the civilian population. Nash travels to one of the temporary Army outposts performing quarantine procedures, witnesses the effects of Andromeda spreading through various modes of transportation, he becomes a target of assassination due to his presence at the outpost, but manages to escape Ferrus and his subordinates. Meanwhile, a government agency forms a conspiracy to contain the microorganism for further uses weapons related. To handle the situation, General Mancheck deliberately isolates the Wildfire team and cuts their contact with the lab's exterior.
However, Jack Nash manages to report to Dr. Stone about Project Scoop, a secret program, hidden by the government and General Mancheck. Mancheck, being forcefully questioned by Wildfire and fearing for the whole world's safety being threatened by Andromeda, reveals the truth about the satellite. Project Scoop was one of several attempts to investigate a singularity, or a wormhole, that has mysteriously appeared in the Solar System. Sent to collect biological samples, the satellite malfunctioned upon approaching the wormhole and fell back to Earth; when it was picked up, it released the deadly agent. In an attempt to neutralize the problem, the President of the United States authorizes a small tactical nuclear strike on the quarantine area in hopes of irradiating and destroying Andromeda; when the Wildfire team is informed, they realize that they have not reviewed the test results for irradiating Andromeda. They find; the Wildfire team alerts the President, the air strike is called off before the pilot launches the nuclear missile.
However, as the fighter jet continues to fly over the quarantine area, the pilot reports a malfunction of the aircraft's controls. Through video feed, the Wildfire team and President watch in shock and horror as all plastic components of the aircraft, including the pilot's visor, disintegrate; the nuclear missile is re-armed, the fighter jet and missile crash into the ground, the missile detonates, irradiating the quarantine area. The team examine the footage of the crash, realize that Andromeda has mutated again and is now able to consume nylon; as Andromeda grows and mutates into more virulent forms and takes host in anything from mammals and reptiles to the bird population, the Wildfire team continue their tests to find a way to stop Andromeda before it reaches Las Vegas, the closest city to the quarantine zone with an international airport. Further studies reveal Andromeda is a sulfur-based bacterium. A set of tests with bacteriophages reveals. However, repeated tests with this phage prove unsuccessful, causing the Wildfire team to theorize that Andromeda can communicate through an unknown mechanism among its separate parts.
By the time they discover a bi
60 Days In
60 Days In is a television docuseries on A&E. Internationally it is known as The Jail: 60 Days In and airs in over 100 other countries. In the series, volunteers are incarcerated as undercover prisoners for 60 days; the show premiered on March 10, 2016. Season 2 premiered August 18, 2016. Seasons 1 and 2 took place in Clark County Jail in Indiana. Seasons 3 and 4 saw; the fifth season premiered on January 3, 2019. Season 5 takes place in Arizona; the series follows seven individuals as they volunteer to go undercover, spending 60 days as inmates in the Clark County Jail, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Their goal is to obtain evidence of questionable or illegal activities within the jail that might be missed by the correctional officers and surveillance systems; the existence of the undercover program is kept secret from the inmates, the guards, most of the jail officials. Prior to entering the jail, the volunteers receive instruction on how to act around other inmates, they are each given a pseudonym and a cover story, including details of the criminal charges on which they were arrested.
Although it was mentioned that Maryum Ali was given an alias to use because of her famous father, it was revealed that volunteer Robert was using an alias while imprisoned, that he would blow his cover if he visited an emergency room and gave his real name. Because producers realized that it would be difficult for volunteers to remain undercover after the first season aired, a second season was produced before the series premiered. Representatives from A&E told Business Insider that multiple corrections officers were fired due to the program. According to the producers, valid legal releases to appear on television were obtained from inmates, but they were not told the actual reason that the releases were needed; the importance of tater tots and eggs were revealed throughout the series. Inmates were served tater tots and eggs on their meal trays; the potato-based food was used as currency, was the cause of one of the fights on the show between two of the real inmates. The Clark County Sheriff's Office held a community fundraiser where they sold T-shirts and tater tots based on the show.
Season 2 began airing on Thursday August 18, 2016, with 60 Days In: Meet the Participants premiering on August 11. Season 2 episodes began airing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 on Foxtel's crime + investigation network in Australia. Jamey Noel is the Sheriff of Clark County and the originator of the undercover program. Sheriff Noel is prominently featured in "60 Days In: Season 2". Scottie Maples is the Public Information Officer in the Clark County Sheriff's Office, he took responsibility for briefing the volunteers before the program began and debriefing them afterward. Captain Maples is prominently featured in "60 Days In: Season 2". Maryum May May Ali is the daughter of Muhammad Ali, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from UNLV, worked in the field. A former rapper and comedian, she has appeared on television as herself. Barbra Roylance Williams went by "Barbra Weldon" on the show, she is married to Sam Williams and they have two children together. As an inmate, she developed friendships and compassion for the women of Clark County Jail.
She completed the full 60 days, but refused to film an update episode. It is rumored that she chose not to film the update episode because she was in danger after the production of the show. Barbra is finishing her bachelor's degree and was spotted at a university in Florida. Tami Ferraiuolo, a former police officer from Providence, Rhode Island appeared in truTV's Caught Red Handed, a show about shoplifters, she went by "Tami Ferguson" on the show. She was visited in jail by Joelle. Together they have one daughter. Robert Holcomb, a teacher living in Philadelphia, spent a month in solitary confinement during his five-week stay in jail for covering a towel over one of the security cameras in an attempt to impress the other inmates. Despite desiring to continue on, he was removed from the program for medical reasons, he appeared in TLC's Extreme Time Cheaters. Isaiah Jenkins is a recent high school graduate and has a brother who, at the time of filming, had been in jail for five years, he went by "Isaiah Johnson" on the show.
He was visited by his mother during the show. Jenkins reported on Twitter that he visited his jailed brother who said, "Wassup, hot coffee?". Isaiah had not appeared on television. Zachary Baker is from Knoxville and was in the US Marine Corps, he went by "Zac Holland" on the show. Baker participated in the show to help him in pursuing a career as a DEA agent, he was visited by Ashleigh Marie Baker, during the show. Baker discussed his wife's struggles on the show. Jeffrey Downs went by "Jeff Donahue" on the show, he participated in the show due to his interest in becoming a Police Officer. He left the project seven days in, fearing for his safety after being attacked by a mentally ill inmate named Ricky who believed the TV was talking to him. Downs and his wife, Emily participated in BYUtv's reality show Relative Race as relatives of contestants Heather and Bradley, he appears in the first two episodes and he and his wife are credited as Jeff and Emily Downs. Downs reveals to his newfound cousin they are both connected in their family trees to serial killer T
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Poirot is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Produced by LWT, the series was produced by ITV Studios; the series aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States. The programme ran for 70 episodes in total. At the programme's conclusion, which finished with Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, based on the final Poirot novel, every major literary work by Christie that featured the title character had been adapted. Clive Exton in partnership with producer Brian Eastman adapted the pilot. Together, they produced the first eight series. Exton and Eastman left Poirot after 2001, when they began work on Thyme. Michele Buck and Damien Timmer, who both went on to form Mammoth Screen, were behind the revamping of the series; the episodes aired from 2003 featured a radical shift in tone from the previous series. The humour of the earlier series was downplayed with each episode being presented as serious drama, saw the introduction of gritty elements not present in the Christie stories being adapted.
Recurrent motifs in the additions included drug use, abortion, a tendency toward more visceral imagery. Story changes were made to present female characters in a more sympathetic or heroic light, at odds with Christie's characteristic gender neutrality; the visual style of episodes was correspondingly different: an overall darker tone. The series logo was redesigned, the main theme motif, though used was featured subtly and in sombre arrangements. However, a more upbeat string arrangement of the theme music is used for the end credits of Hallowe'en Party, The Clocks and Dead Man's Folly. In flashback scenes episodes made extensive use of fisheye lens, distorted colours, other visual effects. Series 9–12 lack Hugh Fraser, Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran, who had appeared in the previous series. Series 10 introduced Zoë Wanamaker as the eccentric crime novelist Ariadne Oliver and David Yelland as Poirot's dependable valet, George — a character, introduced in the early Poirot novels, but was left out of the early adaptations in order to develop the character of Miss Lemon.
The introduction of Wanamaker and Yelland's characters and the absence of the other characters is consistent with the stories on which the scripts were based. Hugh Fraser and David Yelland returned for two episodes of the final series:, with Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran returning for the adaptation of The Big Four. Zoe Wanamaker returned for the adaptations of Elephants Can Remember and Dead Man's Folly. Clive Exton adapted seven novels and fourteen short stories for the series, including The ABC Murders and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which received mixed reviews from critics. Anthony Horowitz was another prolific writer for the series, adapting three novels and nine short stories, while Nick Dear adapted six novels. Comedian and novelist Mark Gatiss has written three episodes and guest-starred in the series, as have Peter Flannery and Kevin Elyot. Ian Hallard, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Big Four with his partner Mark Gatiss, appears in the episode and Hallowe'en Party, scripted by Gatiss alone.
Florin Court in Charterhouse Square, was used as Poirot's fictional London residence, Whitehaven Mansions. The final episode to be filmed was Dead Man's Folly in June 2013 on the Greenway Estate broadcast on 30 October 2013. Most of the locations and buildings where the episodes were shot were given fictional names. Suchet was recommended for the part by Christie's family, who had seen him appear as Blott in the TV adaptation of Tom Sharpe's Blott on the Landscape. Suchet, a method actor, said that he prepared for the part by reading all the Poirot novels and every short story, copying out every piece of description about the character. Suchet told Strand Magazine: "What I did was, I had my file on one side of me and a pile of stories on the other side and day after day, week after week, I ploughed through most of Agatha Christie's novels about Hercule Poirot and wrote down characteristics until I had a file full of documentation of the character, and it was my business not only to know what he was like, but to become him.
I had to become him before we started shooting."During the filming of the first series, Suchet left the production during an argument with a director, insisting that Poirot's odd mannerisms be featured. According to many critics and enthusiasts, Suchet's characterisation is considered to be the most accurate interpretation of all the actors who have played Poirot, the closest to the character in the books. In 2013, Suchet revealed that
The multiple-camera setup, multiple-camera mode of production, multi-camera or multicam is a method of filmmaking and video production. Several cameras—either film or professional video cameras—are employed on the set and record or broadcast a scene, it is contrasted with single-camera setup, which uses one camera. The two outer cameras shoot close-up shots or "crosses" of the two most active characters on the set at any given time, while the central camera or cameras shoot a wider master shot to capture the overall action and establish the geography of the room. In this way, multiple shots are obtained in a single take without having to start and stop the action; this is more efficient for programs that are to be shown a short time after being shot as it reduces the time spent in film or video editing. It is a virtual necessity for regular, high-output shows like daily soap operas. Apart from saving editing time, scenes may be shot far more as there is no need for re-lighting and the set-up of alternative camera angles for the scene to be shot again from the different angle.
It reduces the complexity of tracking continuity issues that crop up when the scene is reshot from the different angles. It is an essential part of live television. Drawbacks include a less optimized lighting which needs to provide a compromise for all camera angles and less flexibility in putting the necessary equipment on scene, such as microphone booms and lighting rigs; these can be efficiently hidden from just one camera but can be more complicated to set up and their placement may be inferior in a multiple-camera setup. Another drawback is in film usage—a four-camera setup may use up to four times as much film per take, compared with a single-camera setup. While shooting, the director and assistant director create a line cut by instructing the technical director to switch between the feeds from the individual cameras. In the case of sitcoms with studio audiences, this line cut is displayed to them on studio monitors; the line cut might be refined in editing, as the output from all cameras is recorded, both separately and as a combined reference display called the q split.
The camera being recorded to the line cut is indicated by a tally light controlled by a camera control unit on the camera as a reference both for the actors and the camera operators. The use of multiple film cameras dates back to the development of narrative silent films, with the earliest example being the first Russian feature film Defence of Sevastopol and directed by Vasily Goncharov and Aleksandr Khanzhonkov; when sound came into the picture multiple cameras were used to film multiple sets at a single time. Early sound was recorded onto wax discs; the use of multiple video cameras to cover a scene goes back to the earliest days of television. The BBC used multiple cameras for their live television shows from 1936 onward. Although it is claimed that the multiple-camera setup was pioneered for television by Desi Arnaz and cinematographer Karl Freund on I Love Lucy in 1951, other filmed television shows had used it, including the CBS comedy The Amos'n Andy Show, filmed at the Hal Roach Studios and was on the air four months earlier.
The technique was developed for television by Hollywood short-subject veteran Jerry Fairbanks, assisted by producer-director Frank Telford, first seen on the anthology series The Silver Theater, another CBS program, in February 1950. Desilu's innovation was to use 35mm film instead of 16mm and to film with a multiple-camera setup before a live studio audience. In the late 1970s, Garry Marshall was credited with adding the fourth camera to the multi-camera set-up for his series Mork & Mindy. Actor Robin Williams could not stay on his marks due to his physically active improvisations during shooting, so Marshall had them add the fourth camera just to stay on Williams so they would have more than just the master shot of the actor. Soon after, many productions followed suit and now having four cameras is the norm for multi-camera situation comedies; the multiple-camera method gives the director less control over each shot but is faster and less expensive than a single-camera setup. In television, multiple-camera is used for sports programs, news programs, soap operas, talk shows, game shows, some sitcoms.
Before the pre-filmed continuing series became the dominant dramatic form on American television, the earliest anthology programs utilized multiple camera methods. Multiple cameras can take different shots of a live situation as the action unfolds chronologically and is suitable for shows which require a live audience. For this reason, multiple camera productions can be taped much faster than single camera. Single camera productions are shot in takes and various setups with components of the action repeated several times and out of sequence. Sitcoms shot with the multiple camera setup include nearly all of Lucille Ball's TV series, as well as Mary Kay and Johnny, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Three's Company, The Cosby Show, Friends, Will & Grace, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, One Day at a Time. Many American sitcom
Billy the Exterminator
Billy the Exterminator is an American reality television series which aired on the A&E network. The show followed the professional life of William "Billy" Bretherton, an expert in the field of pest control and the proprietor of Vexcon Animal and Pest Control in Benton, which serves the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Bretherton, a former Senior Airman in the United States Air Force, had been featured on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs series on the season 1 episode "Vexcon", the season 2 episode "Termite Controller". Both and in his current show, Bretherton is known for his unusual fashion style, consisting of Goth-like black garments with large silver jewelry and steel studs and spikes in various configurations. Many members of Bretherton's family, such as his parents, "Big" Bill and Donnie, his brother, Ricky, as well as other employees, make frequent appearances. Donnie Bretherton acts as Vexcon's dispatcher and goes out on jobs. Ricky's ex-wife, resigned during the production of the first season.
As noted in many episodes, Bretherton prefers, if at all possible, to relocate captured animals and is a proponent of natural methods of control. He gives a description of the pests, their preferred environment, any diseases associated with them. Ricky Bretherton acquired an allergy to wasp stings due to being stung so many times; however Ricky found that this allergy has somewhat vanished/subsided as of 2015. Billy Bretherton entered the United States Air Force at age nineteen intent on a career in law enforcement. However, his military entrance examination indicated that he had an aptitude for biology, he was sent to study both biology and entomology, his extermination career began in earnest while stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas, Nevada. "Back in 2004 Pilgrim Films contacted us and wanted to shoot a pilot for Discovery Channel reality pest control show", said Bretherton. "They liked us. They sent scouts out that rode around with us for a day, made the determination that we would be good for filming, we ended up on Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe".
The Spike network was approached about picking up the series. Called The Exterminators during its first season in 2009 on A&E, the show was renamed Billy the Exterminator before the second season; the title change is reflected in repeats of season one episodes. Beginning in the show's fourth season, the Bretherton brothers go to various places throughout the United States to assist with local exterminators and wildlife rescue services in the removal of local vermin and wildlife, in addition to tending to a few jobs back in Louisiana; the program's opening credits have been redone to better reflect Bretherton's attitude. The show's fifth season ran from February 11, 2012 to March 10, 2012, with two new episodes on Saturdays at 10PM ET; the show's sixth season began October 2012, in the same timeslot. On December 15, 2012, the show's sixth season timeslot moved one hour ahead to 11PM ET. In late 2012, Bretherton moved to Illinois. In October 2015, Billy's brother Ricky started hosting a YouTube series titled Vexcon The Exterminators.
In 2016, Corus Entertainment and Proper Television began airing an original series starring Billy Bretherton for CMT in Canada titled Billy Goes North. The show premiered in the United States on April 5, 2017 as the seventh season of Billy The Exterminator. Billy Ricky: Billy's brother Bill Sr.: Billy's dad Donnie: Billy's mom "Gator" Dave Wilson - Licensed Gator Hunter "Danger" Dave Milliken - Animal Control Officer "Killy" Kim Link "Doc" Jim Holmes There have been four seasons of the show released on DVD. Season five is available on instant video online. Roy Rede Verminators Call of the Wildman Official website at A&E Vexcon website "Billy the Exterminator" on IMDb
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog the Bounty Hunter is an American reality television series which aired on A&E and chronicled Duane "Dog" Chapman's experiences as a bounty hunter. With a few exceptions, the series took Dog's home state of Colorado. On May 21, 2012, A&E canceled the series after eight seasons; the series began airing in syndication on September 16, 2013. Dog and Beth starred in a spin-off series and Beth: On the Hunt on CMT, before that series ended in August 2015. On November 14, 2017 A&E announced that they would be airing a 2-hour special called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives; the special aired two weeks on November 27, documenting Beth Chapman and her family as she was fighting throat cancer. Duane "Dog" Chapman Beth Chapman, Dog's wife Leland Chapman, Dog's son Tim Chapman, Dog's "brother" not related "Baby" Lyssa Rae Chapman, Dog's daughter Duane Lee Chapman Jr. Dog's son Cecily Barmore-Chapman and Dog's daughter Justin Bihag, Dog's "nephew" not related Garry Chapman and Dog's son Bonnie Chapman and Dog's daughter Sonny, bounty hunter Wesley, office manager Moon, Beth's best friend, Justin's mother Richie, bounty hunter Kaleo, bounty hunter T, office worker The program spun off from Chapman's appearance on the show Take This Job, a program about people with unusual occupations.
Dog the Bounty Hunter captured an audience by drawing viewers into the interaction of Chapman and his family/team, mixing street smarts, arguments, adrenaline-laced arrests and a philosophy of hope and second chances. Viewers are taken along as Chapman and his family/team locate and arrest people who have broken the terms of their bail agreements. Bounty hunts and arrests segue into the rides to jail, during which Chapman and his team show compassion and counsel the fugitives to start over, leaving behind drugs and/or crime to become dependable members of their families and society. Rounding out most episodes are scenes featuring Dog and their large family of children and friends; as the show progressed, viewers were taken further behind the scenes during Baby Lyssa's training as a licensed bail bondswoman and bounty hunter. Chapman and Beth invited viewers into their lives, sharing personal stories about Chapman's 1976 imprisonment. Chapman did field work in addition to serving as the warden's barber.
When an inmate was attempting to escape, Chapman tackled him, which prevented the escapee from being shot at by guards. This, in addition to Chapman’s overall good behavior, led to him being paroled after only 18 months. Inspired by his tackle, Chapman decided to pursue becoming a bounty hunter once released. Dog was seen in 2016 making an appearance with his wife using a cane, surprising for the active bounty hunter we saw for so many years. Production and airing of the show was halted by A&E on November 2, 2007, after an audio tape was released, featuring Duane Chapman using the word "nigger" in a discussion about the word itself with son Tucker regarding Tucker's black girlfriend's probable sensitivity to the word. Tucker had sold the tape to the National Enquirer, it was picked up by numerous print and broadcast media outlets; this media exposure led Duane to make an apology on CNN's Larry King Live for his lack of sensitivity on the matter, vowed to educate himself and make amends. On February 19, 2008, A&E announced.
Reruns of Dog the Bounty Hunter, along with never-before-seen episodes from season 4, began airing on June 25, 2008, the show continued, along with special episodes about the arrest and fallout from the Luster situation. On April 21, 2009, during filming of Season 6, Chapman was shot at with a handgun while his crew, along with bail bondsman Bobby Brown, were attempting to arrest a fugitive named Hoang Nguyen in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the suspect was captured by Chapman about six hours later. This is contrary to evidence shown in the A&E airing of the episode titled "Easy Rider", on December 16, 2009. According to Chapman's website and TMZ, Nguyen was arrested and charged with attempted murder related to the shooting attempt of Chapman and the Chapman family. On May 15, 2009, the El Paso County, Colorado Assistant District attorney dropped the attempted murder charge against the alleged shooter due to lack of evidence and conflicting statements by Chapman, his son Leland, bail bondsman Bobby Brown.
The prosecutors state that they have not received the requested video footage from the incident, filmed by the television crew. In March 2011, Nguyen filed a lawsuit against Chapman and Chapman's sons Duane Chapman II and Leland Chapman. In the lawsuit, Nguyen claims he had to relocate, he says he was injured by pepper pellets that were fired at him. Chapman's attorney, James A. Quadra, told Celebrity Crime Reporter the lawsuit has no basis "in law or fact"; the lawsuit was in mediation the first week of March 2011 with a trial date on November 28, 2011. In 2011, Leland and Duane Lee quit working with their father and stepmother and severed ties with their family. The