July 24, 2013 |
"Duck Dynasty," the most-watched reality show on cable TV, and second only to "The Walking Dead" in terms of overall cable audience, will return for its fourth season on Aug. 14. The tagline for the new season is "Release the Quakin'," and just like "Clash of the Titans," the new season promises to be epic. That is, if you consider the prospect of seeing a previously unseen (and unbearded) Robertson brother to be epic. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview Alan Robertson, the cleanshaven eldest brother, has given up his job as a preacher and joined the family duck call business as "Beards and Beauty Wrangler.
December 20, 2013 |
The debate over A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and the comments made in a GQ interview by one of its stars, Phil Robertson, continues to rage. While Robertson sits out future filming and the rest of the Robertson clan questions whether they will film the show without him, there are plenty of places to get Phil Robertson's raw viewpoints without "Duck Dynasty. " As a devout member of the Church of Christ, Robertson has been a frequent speaker and preacher around the country, especially since gaining fame from the highest-rated nonfiction series in cable TV history.
February 26, 2013 |
Meat is murder, and Morrissey is miffed. The former Smiths frontman and outspoken vegetarian/animal-rights activist has announced that he won't be appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday because he doesn't want to share the stage with the animal-stalking crew of the reality TV series "Duck Dynasty. " In explaining his decision, Morrissey, never one to withhold an opinion, referred to the show's stars as "animal serial killers. " "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers," the singer said in a statement posted online.
June 12, 2013 |
O come, all ye faithful "Duck Dynasty" fans: Santa Claus is not the only jolly man with a beard who will be celebrating Christmas this year. The men -- and women -- of the Robertson family that stars in A&E's "Duck Dynasty" will be putting down their duck calls and putting on their most festive camouflage gear for their first Christmas album, "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas". Universal Music Group of Nashville will release the album on Oct. 29. PHOTOS: Redneck TV The family members will show off their church-trained voices, as well as their brand of down-home humor, on the album, which will also feature some special guest stars.
December 22, 2013 |
As you have probably heard, unless you are leading a life away from the Internet, television and people, Phil Robertson -- the 67-year-old "patriarch" in A&E's popular redneck-reality swamp comedy "Duck Dynasty" -- gave an interview to GQ, the fancy men's lifestyle magazine. In that interview, he said some things he himself termed "controversial," according to writer Drew Magary, who visited the Robertsons on their 20,000-acre spread down in Louisiana. At one point, Robertson includes "homosexual offenders" among adulterers, idolaters, male prostitutes, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers and "the greedy" as ineligible to "inherit the kingdom of God. " In a boxed quote separate from Magary's narrative, Robertson conjures a whimsically rosy image of the old South, remembering working alongside African Americans in the cotton fields: "They're singing and happy.
January 16, 2014 |
How did the recent quarrel over Phil Robertson's social views affect the ratings for "Duck Dynasty"? It's hard to say, based on the numbers from Nielsen. "Duck Dynasty's" fifth season premiere on A&E drew 8.5 million viewers overall and 4.2 million in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen. In the 25-54 category, it averaged 4.1 million. Those are big numbers for a cable reality show, though the season kickoff was down slightly in total viewers from the third season premiere in February last year, which brought in 8.6 million.