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Dog the Bounty Hunter and Sanctuary axed

Two high-profile US cable shows, reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter and sci-fi series Sanctuary, have been cancelled by their respective networks.

A&E confirmed that Dog the Bounty Hunter would be axed after eight seasons. The remaining episodes of the show, about the life of the eponymous bounty hunter, will go out in a Saturday night primetime slot from early June.

The show will stretch to almost 250 episodes by the time its run comes to an end.

Syfy, meanwhile, has called an end to Sanctuary‘s run. Craig Engler, Syfy’s senior VP and GM, Syfy Digital confirmed the news yesterday via Twitter.

The Canada-originated show, which started out as a web series in 2007, managed four seasons on the cable network and is the second high-profile departure from Syfy with Stargate Universe also having been axed.

Both Dog the Bounty Hunter and Sanctuary have both sold extensively internationally by A+E and Tricon respectively.