Duck Dynasty still set to premiere on time

The smash cable show begins its 5th season January 15th. And the suspended Phil Robertson will be a part of it.
The next season of Duck Dynasty premieres January 15th on A&E.  And the suspended Phil Robertson will be a part of the show.

That's because 10 episodes of the hit cable shows 5th season were filmed before the family patriarch gave his now famous interview to GQ Magazine, which included several anti-gay remarks.  As well as some statements from the interview which have upset the African American community.

"I never with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person.  Not once," the reality star said of growing up in pre-Civil Rights-era Louisiana.  "Where we lived was all farmers.  The blacks worked for the farmers.  I hoed cotton with them.  I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash.  We're going across the field... They're singing and happy.  I never heard one of them, one black person say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' - not a word!"

The dust-up has also brought to light a 2010 sermon Phil Robertson gave at a church where he gives more controversial comments about homosexuality.

The northeast Louisiana family says, however, they do not see the show continuing without Phil.  

The group 'Faith Driven Consumer' has launched a petition, "" to get Robertson back on the show.  At last check, they had more than 28,000 signatures.

Duck Dynasty regularly brings in around nine million viewers per episode.

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