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Willie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Si Robertson

'Duck Dynasty' Returns to Solid Ratings After Anti-Gay Comment Controversy

January 17, 2014 08:01:37

Most of "" fans apparently stick with the show despite recent controversy about 's homophobic comments. It's shown in the number of viewers tuning in to the reality series when the fifth season debuted on Wednesday, January 15.

The new season premiere posted 8.5 million viewers overall, slightly down from the season 3 premiere last February which lured in 8.6 million viewers. Compared to the fourth season opener which posted 11.8 million people on average, it's a big drop but the fourth season aired in the summer when there's little competition from other networks.

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'Duck Dynasty' Season 5 Promo and Synopsis Reveal Two New Cast Members

January 15, 2014 09:01:49

"" will welcome two additions to the cast ensemble of its fifth season. A promo for the upcoming installment reveals that Rebecca Robertson will be prominent this season, but keeps the second new cast member secret.

Official synopsis for the second episode of season 5, however, has hinted at the other new face on the show. It appears that the reality series will bring Korie's cousin JD into the fold as she wants Willie to hire JD as his new assistant.

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Willie Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty': 'A and E and Us Are Fine'

January 02, 2014 09:01:53

During Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special, 's son Willie and his wife Korie addressed the "" controversy that stemmed from Phil's comment on homosexuality. Willie confirmed that the entire family has a good relationship with A&E despite Phil's brief suspension from the show.

"A&E and us are fine [and] we're looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows," Willie told anchors Bill Hemmer and . "It's a new year, so we're ready to break in a new year and start all over again"

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Fox News Channel Lands TV Interview With 'Duck Dynasty' Family Members

December 31, 2013 03:12:18

Fox News Channel has landed a coveted interview with members of the Robertson family. In "All-American New Year" special, Bill Hemmer and will sit down with Phil Robertson's son and daughter-in-law and Korie Robertson for a Q&A.

This will be the first interview since Phil was reinstated for the filming of "" by A&E. Phil made controversial comments about homosexuality during an interview with GQ that he was briefly suspended by the network. Members of the family patriarch have previously talked about the suspension on Twitter and in a letter posted on the Duck Commander website but never on screen.

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A and E Faces New 'Duck Dynasty' Controversy Over Phil Robertson's Past Comment

December 31, 2013 06:12:15

A&E's decision to reinstate in the filming of "" may have come too soon. There is a new controversy surrounding the hit show that could put the network in the hot water once again.

A video made four years ago has surfaced, showing Robertson giving advice on what kind of women are worth the wedding ring and him suggesting teenage girls. He said in the video that surfaced on YouTube, "Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out."

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GLAAD Warns A and E After Phil Robertson's Suspension Is Lifted

December 28, 2013 11:12:37

GLAAD has reacted to A&E's decision to lift the ban on "" star . After the network reversed its decision to suspend the reality TV star from the hit show, the advocacy group issued a statement to express its disappointment.

"Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists," the organization stated. "If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people - especially its employees and viewers."

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A and E Takes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'

December 28, 2013 05:12:03

A&E is taking back after giving him an indefinite suspension over his anti-gay comments on a GQ interview. "" will resume filming with the rest of the Robertson family, the network announced on Friday, December 27.

"While Phil's comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the 'coarse language' he used and the misinterpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would 'never incite or encourage hate'," the statement read.

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Jesse Jackson Sr. Demands a Meeting With A and E Following Phil Robertson's Anti-Gay Comments

December 25, 2013 01:12:52

Jesse Jackson Sr. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding 's anti-gay comments. In a press release issued on Tuesday, December 24, the American civil rights activist blasted the "" star, claiming he made the statements with the notion that it was "white privilege."

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law," Jackson said, comparing Robertson's comments to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks' bus. "Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.' "

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Phil Robertson's Churchgoer Sues A and E for Taking His Right to Hate Homosexuals

December 24, 2013 08:12:22

's controversial comment about homosexuality did not only spark national debate but also spawn a lawsuit for A&E. A member of the "" star's church is suing the network and others because they robbed him off his right to hate homosexuals.

Chris Sevier, who claimed to be a lawyer, has put together 91 pages of law and religious propaganda attacking homosexuality, TMZ reported. Sevier also named President Obama as defendant, claiming the president prompted A&E to take the pro-gay move. "We live in a Christian nation 'Jack'," he said in the document.

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Cracker Barrel Reverses Decision to Pull 'Duck Dynasty' Products, Admits It's a 'Mistake'

December 23, 2013 10:12:56

Cracker Barrel followed in the footsteps of A&E by distancing itself from "" after the show's star landed in hot water due to his controversial anti-gay comments. The restaurant chain quietly pulled some of its "Duck Dynasty"-themed products from its stores on Friday, December 20, but the move didn't sit well with fans.

After removing several items and slashed prices on some others, Cracker Barrel enraged its customers. One of the offended fans wrote on Facebook, "Sad. Worried about offending gays? What about offending Christians???????????"

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Report: A and E Fires Phil Robertson to Respect Gay Employees

December 21, 2013 09:12:39

A&E's main reason of suspending from "" is their employee. The network put the conservative family man on indefinite hiatus after he spoke against homosexuality on an interview with GQ.

According to TMZ, A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc took the decision to respect their gay employees. She would not have the employees work hard for the show when its star disrespected them by calling them sinners.

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Bristol Palin Slams A and E for Disrespectful Treatment to 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson

December 21, 2013 10:12:18

has followed in the footsteps of her mother Sarah Palin to publicly show her support for "" star . In a blog post titled "Leave Phil Robertson alone!", the former "" contestant voiced her opinion in the issue.

"Everyone needs to leave Phil Robertson alone for expressing his beliefs," she opened her lengthy statement. "I think it's so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great - people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life."

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'Duck Dynasty' Family Hints the Show Won't Continue Without Phil Robertson

December 20, 2013 11:12:09

"" stars stand by Phil Robertson amid criticisms directed at him following his anti-gay comments. After A&E suspended the family patriarch, the Robertson clan has released a statement to show their support for him and hint that they may not continue filming the reality series without Phil.

"We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision," the statement begins. "We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word."

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PETA Demands 'Duck Dynasty' Cancellation, Fans Defend Phil Robertson

December 20, 2013 08:12:15

Having condemned "" for popularizing hunting, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) bashes the show again now that it lands in hot water due to 's anti-gay comments. The organization has weighed in on the latest controversy, calling for A&E to cancel the reality series.

"PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on 'Duck Dynasty' for damning gays," PETA says in a statement. "We call on the channel to challenge the entire crew of duck slayers to ignore Sarah Palin's self-serving slap on the back for spewing hate speech and deny that they are as anti-gay as they are anti-animal."

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'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended by A+E for Anti-Gay Comments

December 19, 2013 08:12:49

A&E has quickly taken an action after 's controversial statement about homosexuality was released in a January 2014 issue of GQ magazine. The network announces that it suspends the "" star from filming the reality series for an indefinite time.

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series 'Duck Dynasty'," A&E says in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

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'Duck Dynasty' Season 4 Premiere Breaks Record for Non-Fiction Cable Series

August 16, 2013 08:08:23

"" has outperformed itself once again. The A&E hit reality series returned huge, drawing a whopping 11.8 million viewers which set a new record for the most-watched non-fiction series in cable history.

That's over 2 million more than the season 3 finale, which at the time set a ratings record for the network with 9.6 million viewers. The number also surpassed the biggest viewership by TLC's "", which previously held the record for a non-fiction cable series with 10.6 million audience.

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'Duck Dynasty' Stars Sign Up for More Seasons After Getting Salary Raise

August 14, 2013 11:08:45

On the heels of its season 4 premiere, "" may have secured new season order. According to Deadline, the cast members of the A&E hit reality series have signed a new deal that includes additional seasons for the show as well as series/cast options.

Under the deal, the Robertson family reportedly also gets major salary bumps. They are said to earn more than $200,000 an episode, shared by nine adults and 11 kids on the show. It's four times more than what the stars previously made.

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'Duck Dynasty' Finale Beats 'American Idol' in Ratings

April 26, 2013 03:04:15

"" third season finale, which follows the bearded men in Hawaii, gave A&E a big win on Wednesday, April 24. The one-hour episode lured in 9.6 million viewers, surpassing its own record of 8.6 million viewers in February. Drawing a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the series outperformed "", which posted a 3.2 rating.

The "Duck Dynasty" season 3 ender set other A&E records with 5.6 million adults in the 25-54 demographic, 5.5 million adults in the 18-49 demo and 2.6 million adults in the 18-34 demo. The big numbers undoubtedly made the episode of the Robertson family series the most-watched telecast in A&E's history across all key ratings demos.

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'Duck Dynasty' Beats 'American Idol' in Key Demo Amid Jimmy Kimmel and Morrissey Feud

March 01, 2013 10:03:02

"" returned with a bang. The pro-hunting show posted record ratings for A&E with 8.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode ever for the reality series as well as the most-watched telecast ever for the network. It also became cable's biggest reality show telecast so far this year.

In the adults 18-49 demo, the second season premiere of the hit reality show scored a 4.0 rating. It toppled "" and "" which both posted a 3.9 rating in the coveted demo.

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