For a while there, the future of A&E’s Duck Dynasty might have been in question, but apparently not for very long.
After Phil Robertson stirred up a hornet’s nest of trouble by spouting off in a GQ interview about his opinions on gays and sin in general, the media widely reported that the Dynasty was finished.
But it turns out that the overhead and expectations of an A&E reality show are low enough to weather that storm. Fans rallied to bring Phil Robertson back from a short A&E-imposed exile, and the Duck Commander train kept right on a-rolling.
Now there is word from Alan Robertson — the one without a beard — that A&E has contracted with the Robertson clan for more episodes of camo and clean living.
“We know we’re locked in for at least another full year — through 2015. Beyond that, we really don’t know,” Alan Robertson said recently. “We have recommitted this year–both our family and the network production crew–to putting out some really good stories from our family that we can all enjoy.”
“One of the best additions is they’re starting to put me on the air more. For a while, I joked that they only brought me on when they wanted the big ratings. To this day the highest rated show is the wedding, so I want to thank all of America for making my debut so meaningful,” Alan Robertson said.
The Reverend also hinted at some of the content to come in the upcoming season.
“We were filming the premier for the next season. We have a big event show coming up,” Alan Robertson said. “I got tickled cause it was just like when Phil was in Hawaii last year. He gets trapped. He says ‘it’s like Yuppieville on steroids.’ That’s his deal.”