Phil Robertson headed back to 'Duck Dynasty'

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 12/27/2013, 04:20pm

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Phil Robertson' suspension from "Duck Dynasty" is apparently over. | Zach Dilgard/AP

Phil Robertson’ suspension from “Duck Dynasty” is over. | Zach Dilgard/AP is reporting that A&E is bringing back “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, following his Dec. 18 suspension for comments he made to GQ magazine.

According to the website:
“The network and the Robertson family announced Friday that Phil will still be part of the series — and since he didn’t miss any filming, his temporary suspension will have no effect on the upcoming fifth season.

“An A&E statement to The Hollywood Reporter read:
“As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.”

“…So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming ‘Duck Dynasty’ later this spring with the entire Robertson family.
“We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”

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