Sound the (duck call) alarms, because the Robertson family is back! A&E hit Duck Dynasty will officially return for a fourth season on Aug. 14 after a nerve-wracking will-they-won't-they waiting period for fans.
Earlier this year, the fate of the reality show was left up in the air after the cast reportedly demanded $200,000 an episode. In response to their raise request, executive producer and Original Productions CEO Philip Segal told reporters that the cast members "don't need the money."
"The Duck Dynasty guys…they don't need the money. They're having fun, right?" Segal addressed the issue at a panel at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society luncheon in March. "It isn't about the money, right? They were wealthy to begin with."
Season four will see the addition of one more cast member — Phil Robertson's eldest son, a clean-shaven Alan Robertson.
The highly religious Robertson will act as the public relations guru for the duck call manufacturing family, and hopes to use his new place in the spotlight to spread the word of God, he told the New York Post.
"What I do for our church — you see, it's a pretty good-sized church — impacts a lot of people, but because of my association with the show, I'll get to minister to a lot more people," he told the Post. "Any person that's an evangelist, that's what you want to do, so I had to give this up for something possibly bigger."
The rest of the cast — Phil, Willie, Jase, Jep, Phil's brother Si and wife Kaye — will also be back on board for the undoubtedly adventure-filled season.
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