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“Anti-Gay” Suspension Lifted for Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

Posted by on December 30, 2013 at 4:22 AM EST

Reality TV star Phil Robertson is back on our screens for hit show Duck Dynasty after his suspension earlier in December follow comments he made concerning homosexuality.

The A&E network has confirmed it would begin filming again “later in the spring” with all of the Robertson family. A statement from the network said: “The show is not just about one man’s views.”

Now in its fourth season, Duck Dynasty has broken a number of ratings records on cable TV as a whole, never mind A&E alone. The fourth season premiere drew in an audience of approaching 12 million, and, in August, A&E signed the entire Robertson clan to a multi-year deal worth over $200,000 an episode.

The statement continued: “The show resonates with a big audience because it centers on family –a family America has come to love.”

The Robertson clan, who live in Louisiana, are known for their traditional values and run a multi-million dollar business together making products for duck hunters.

Asked in an interview to describe sin, patriarch Phil Robertson said: “Start with homosexual behaviour and morph out from there.”

In response A&E suspended him from DuckDynasty, a move which sparked a nationwide debate on religion and tolerance. Season five is set to air in mid-January, with the suspension having no impact as it took place once filming was over.

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