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December 27th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

A&E: 'Duck Dynasty' resuming 'with the entire Robertson family,' including Phil

By Brian Stelter, CNN

(CNN) - Little more than a week after it suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson for incendiary remarks about homosexuality, the cable channel A&E said Friday that it would include him in future tapings of the reality television show, effectively lifting the suspension amid a flurry of petitions in support of Robertson.

"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," the channel said in a statement.

Robertson's official page on Facebook, which is followed by over 2 million people, said in a new post on Friday afternoon: "We love our fans! Thank you so much for all of your support and love and prayers!"

In an apparent gesture to the advocacy groups, A&E said that it would "also use this moment" to broadcast public service announcements "promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people."

Read more of Brian's article online here.

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December 22nd, 2013
01:15 PM ET

The fall of “Duck Dynasty"?

Matea Gold, Lola Ogunnaike, Matt Lewis and Brian Stelter discuss the furor surrounding the suspension of rural reality show star Phil Robertson for controversial comments he made to GQ magazine.


Filed under: A&E • Duck Dynasty • reality tv