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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:37 PM

Phil Robertson to return to Duck Dynasty in January.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/21/phil-robertson-duck-dynasty-return_n_4485646.html

It looks like Phil Robertson's suspension from "Duck Dynasty" may be just for show. Entertainment Weekly learned that on Jan. 15, A&E will begin airing new episodes of the show that include scenes featuring the "Dynasty" patriarch.

"The network also hopes the media and fan furor will cool down over the holidays and that tensions over shooting future episodes can then be resolved," Entertainment Weekly reports. “There’s no negotiation to have; we’re doing the show,” an inside source told them.

A&E suspended Robertson over anti-gay remarks he made in a GQ profile. The duck hunter-turned-TV star compared homosexuality to bestiality and also said, “It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man’s anus." Robertson responded to backlash about his comments by saying, "I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me."

After A&E's suspension, Robertson's friends and family came out in support of him. Sources told E! News that the family was "very serious" about leaving the reality show after Robertson was placed on hiatus. "[Phil] is the reason for their success—they're not going to abandon him. They're also not about to let anyone threaten their religious beliefs," the source told E!. The family released a statement on the Duck Commander website saying, "We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith."

So much for hiatus. I knew money would win out.

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Reply Phil Robertson to return to Duck Dynasty in January. (Original post)
Packerowner740 Dec 2013 OP
customerserviceguy Dec 2013 #1
geek tragedy Dec 2013 #9
mercuryblues Dec 2013 #2
Packerowner740 Dec 2013 #5
BootinUp Dec 2013 #3
WillowTree Dec 2013 #4
Frustratedlady Dec 2013 #6
Cha Dec 2013 #20
Arkansas Granny Dec 2013 #7
Redford Dec 2013 #10
Arkansas Granny Dec 2013 #12
TreasonousBastard Dec 2013 #11
Gothmog Dec 2013 #8
darkangel218 Dec 2013 #13
greytdemocrat Dec 2013 #14
mnhtnbb Dec 2013 #15
walterwallcarpet Dec 2013 #16
Raine Dec 2013 #17
SoCalDem Dec 2013 #18
Hassin Bin Sober Dec 2013 #19

Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:40 PM

1. Wasn't your first clue

the fact that they enlisted GQ to do an interview with a man who is not exactly a fashion plate?

The Robertsons have hoodwinked yet another group of followers. I find it sad that they make millions off of that whole "Southerners are all dumb-ass hicks" schtick of theirs. It's "Amos and Andy" for rural white people.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:16 PM

9. Given the outpouring of support they've received from dumb-ass hick Southerners, seems

 

like they've kinda proved that point.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:41 PM

2. A&E

has already filmed 8 of the 10 episodes of the new season. No way would they have scrapped them and started over, with just a few weeks before the season premier. Look for the suspension in the next season.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:47 PM

5. I would think Huff Post would check into this

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:43 PM

3. I guess there is a small DU contingent that is very happy, lol.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. Those "new" episodes aren't really new. They're already filmed.

My understanding is that all but one episode of the upcoming season were already in the can before this thing blew up.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. "We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith."

Didn't they mean "placed on hiatus for expressing his bigotry."

Maybe that will stem a lot of the arguments at the holiday tables.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:51 AM

20. Yeah, "faith" in hate and bigotry always goes over well

with bigots.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:07 PM

7. IMO, this was a publicity stunt from the get go.

They'll be more popular than ever. Ugh!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:24 PM

10. It probably was planned out from the get go.

People who have never watched will be sure to tune in now.

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Response to Redford (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:44 PM

12. Yes, and some will feel that it's their patriotic duty

to watch in support of "Ole' Phil" and free speech. They're being played like a cheap fiddle.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:30 PM

11. Robertson mentioned a while back that he wants to quit the show...

and this is one way to do it. With the last season already in the can, the ratings will go through the roof and he and A&E will laugh all the way to the bank.

It's not Robertson, A&E, Cracker Barrel, or anyone else like that-- it's the American people proving once again that they are world-class dumbasses.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:14 PM

8. Juanita Jean has some good comments about Robertson

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:48 PM

13. I fucking knew it!!

 

Their ratings " weren't" high enough, they had to let the old man spew his hate publicly, so they can suspend, than bring back the asshole.
Oh, I don't doubt for a moment Phil Robertson is a bigoted, hateful fuck in real life!! But what A&E did was staged, just like all the other "reality" crap shows out there.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:55 PM

14. Cracker Barrel reversed their dropping of the Duck Guys too...

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 04:20 PM

15. The hateful homophobe and racist Phil may be returning

but I will continue to hide all posts from the bigoted
relatives who came out on fb during this uproar.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 01:12 AM

17. Gee what a surprise ... NOT! nt

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:33 AM

18. The new shows were already shot and "ready to air".

What will tell the tale is if their NEXT contract is not renewed.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:48 AM

19. This was always the case as those episodes are filmed already

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