Duck Dynasty will be back for another season on A&E despite some rumors about the show getting canceled. According to the Los Angeles Times, Phil Robertson and his family will be back in your living room (if you’ll have them) starting on November 19. Although there has been a significant ratings drop over the past couple of seasons, A&E is confident that the show will still do well. Some people believe that the show is losing steam because of the controversy surrounding Phil, but that doesn’t seem to be causing a slow down from the network.
“The unscripted A&E series about the famously bearded Robertson family of West Monroe, La., was once a ratings powerhouse, reaching a peak of 12 million viewers in 2013,” reported the LA Times.
Despite not pulling in 12 million viewers last season, there were still in the four million range, but the show still has a pretty incredible average of over eight million viewers over the past six seasons.
Duck Dynasty is going to kick off Season 7 with a family trip to Scotland. According to TV Grapevine, the season will be more of the Robertsons figuring out their next business moves while still keeping on top of their individual family lives. The premiere will jump right in on both of these fronts, as Willie’s business trip to Scotland turns into a family vacation.
“Willie takes a business trip to Scotland to expand the duck call business and brings the entire family along so they can reconnect with their Scottish roots. But when Willie organizes a bus tour to trace his family heritage, he discovers much more than he expected. Meanwhile, Jase brings a group of people to the Highland Games and winds up participating, while Jep and Jessica try to sneak away for a romantic getaway, only to find themselves with Uncle Si in tow.”
According to The Inquisitr, Duck Dynasty is still going strong. The franchise has a lot of thunder left, and people still enjoy watching the Robertsons on television. As of now, A&E does not have any plans to can the reality show, which is great news for the Robertsons and for their fans.
“It’s a strong, strong franchise and will continue for a number of years. I don’t think there’s any definitive proof that the controversy had an impact on the ratings. These things tend to burn very bright and then begin to settle into a plateau,” explained A&E Networks David McKillop.
Are you a fan of Duck Dynasty? Do you think that the show will do well this season?
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