When Lucky Dog first premiered on CBS in 2013, viewers of the show quickly became fans of its host, Brandon McMillan. Sadly, McMillan decided to step away from the show in October 2020. The good news for fans of Lucky Dog is that the show has found a way to continue without its beloved host. Read on to learn more about what’s next for the series, along with the answer to the question: Why did Brandon McMillan leave Lucky Dog?
Why is Brandon McMillan leaving Lucky Dog?
On October 24, Brandon took to Facebook to announce his departure from Lucky Dog.
He cited his reasons for leaving as the show dynamic changing from showcasing his”passion for saving dogs and training them for a purpose” to something more corporate-driven.
He said when the crew began filming the show, they had “the best times.”
“As the years went on big money started pouring into the show which meant more cooks in the kitchen making decisions,” wrote Brandon.
“This is where Hollywood can take a great idea and turn it into a money-driven business. When the fun gets taken out of a tv show then it’s no longer fun to show up.
“Today will be my final episode of Lucky Dog. The irony is the dog that started it all is the legacy that I’ll leave it on. I cannot thank you all enough for your years of support you all have given me,” he continued.
“You were there to see me cry when I said goodbye to Sandy… when I said goodbye to Charlotte… when I said goodbye to little Olive… and countless other dogs.
“Being as real as I possibly can was the most important thing for me because you the viewers know acting from reality. This was a serious show that saved the lives of hundreds of dogs.
“Mission accomplished. But this is not the end… it’s just the beginning. Where will my next adventure be? Who knows… but you’ll be with me on that journey too.
Brandon is an American television personality, animal trainer, author, and television producer.
He is best known for his role as host and trainer of the television series Lucky Dog on CBS.
The 43-year-old has won two Emmy awards for his hosting work on Lucky Dog.
Brandon lives bi-coastally between New York and Los Angeles.
He boasts 178,000 Instagram followers and now hosts online Masterclasses on dog training.
The Masterclasses “shares his simple, effective training system to help you develop trust and control with your dog. From using commands like sit, stay, and down to fixing barking and digging, you’ll learn how to improve your dog’s behavior—and create a lifelong bond.”
What happened to Brandon McMillan on ‘Lucky Dog’?
When he announced he was parting ways with the show, he thanked his fans for their support all these years. He said, “I cannot thank you all enough for your years of support you all have given me. You were there to see me cry when I said goodbye to Sandy… when I said goodbye to Charlotte… when I said goodbye to little Olive… and countless other dogs. I always made it a point to wear my heart on my sleeve and not hold back my emotions. Being as real as I possibly can be the most important thing for me because you the viewers know acting from reality.”
When he left the show, he asked the audience to go easy on the new hosts. He said, “Let me just start by saying to go easy on the new hosts. I don’t know who they are but it’s not their fault. They were offered an opportunity and took it. Anyone would have done the same. One of the main complaints you all seemed to have today was how you think the show is just a carbon copy rip off of what myself and a few others started from the ground up.” As of right now, Brandon does not have any intention of returning to the show.
Brandon McMillon is an American TV personality, animal trainer, and author. He is best known for hosting the show Lucky Dog on CBS. He was born on the 29th of April in 1977 and is now 45 years old. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Both he and his father were both exotic animal trainers in the entertainment industry. In 2010, he opened a dog boarding house and training facility and started working with service dogs and therapy dogs.
In Winter 2012, Brandon McMillon was discovered by Litton Entertainment, and Lucky Dog was developed. In the show, Brandon rescues dogs that are termed untrainable and rehabilitates them. He then finds the dogs forever homes with caring owners. The show started airing in 2013 and in 2015, he won a Daytime Emmy for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series”. In 2016, Lucky Dog won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series. In18 he won another Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Host in a Lifestyle Series” for Lucky Dog. He announced in 2020, that he would be filming his last episode as host for the 182nd episode of the show.
What is Brandon McMillan’s net worth?
Brandon is worth $5million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Lucky Dog in 2013 and he was also the executive producer.
It is estimated that in the early seasons of Lucky Dog Brandon made $10-20,000 per episode.
In more recent seasons it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that he makes $50-70,000 per episode.
Why did Brandon leave Lucky Dog?
Is Lucky Dog Brandon married?