Skip to comments.'Duck Dynasty' - Other Networks Circle Like Sharks: If A&E Passes, We're In!
Posted on 12/22/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
"Duck Dynasty" will NOT go homeless if A&E decides to pull the plug ... TMZ has learned, at least two other networks are salivating at the chance to pick up the popular reality show.
The owner of the popular Christian-affiliated Hunt Channel -- a guy named Merrill Sport -- tells TMZ, he'd pick up DD in a heart beat ... and would beam the show straight to its most loyal viewers: sportsmen and Christians.
He says, "We believe in the 2nd amendment and freedom of speech ... A&E needs to put on their big boy pants, and if they don't like the programming, they need to either let [DD] go or shut up and pay them."
Sports adds, "A&E is too scripted. [Hunt Channel] would let the personalities flow."
Rusty Faulk, CEO of the outdoorsy Pursuit Channel agrees, telling us Pursuit is 100% interested in grabbing DD if A&E takes a pass. Rusty adds, "We don't censor our personalities."
Even if DD comes to an end on A&E, we're told its contract with the family provides they couldn't do another show for a certain period of time.
A&E fired up the Mother of All Exploding Cigars. LOL! I love it when the progs do that!
I say, too late.
Let A&E eat some crow.
The Robertson’s can go to a new show elsewhere and prosper just fine.
Let this be a momentous lesson.
Yes! Dump Anti-Christian bigots at A&E
Long enough for the Presidency and a couple of senate seats?
Duck Dynasty could become the REAL Camelot.
After a term or 2, back to TV.
Maybe Ted Nugent would be appointed to something high up.
I was looking forward to A&E bringing back their "Bates Hotel" series.
I think I'll pass now.
I won't support a bunch of PC fascists.
My email to A & E
re: Duck Dynasty
As a regular viewer of this show for the past 6 months, I can no longer see myself watching your channel due to your recent decision to suspend Phil Robertson because of the vile, hateful and intolerant threats of an insignificant minority of the population and their militant voice at GLAAD.
Hope you enjoy making one of the worst business decisions in history.
Now live with it, without me.
Can you imagine how the lefty's heads would EXPLODE?! Now that'd be fun to watch!
How many homes is the Hunt Channel in?
This is totally the wrong take-away, but ... The Hunt Channel is owned by a guy named Sport?
The FOX network would rather bring back a gayer GLEE than pick up DD.
Now there is a poster possibility for Ducknado
So that is what happened to Tara Reid. /sarc.
For example, why by insurance from a company in the North East, when that company is providing a livelyhood to people that give us politicians like Chuck Schumer? USAA (just an example) is based largely in Louisiana I believe. It costs you very little to switch you Home, Auto, Life, etc insurance to a company with Southern roots.
The same with entertainment. With technology, we now have the potential to have a boycott like MLK did with bussing in the South - only on a larger scale.
I hope the Chik-Fil-A fiasco and this A&E fiasco shows there is a potential to start an economic boycott of everything 'Blue State'. I probably don't have the smarts to do it myself, but kindling has been stacked - someone just needs to light the match and lead the way.
(my two cents)
I imagine if the show comes to an end it’ll be A&E ending it. And I imagine the Robertsons have a clause in the contract allowing them to go to another network.
Cracker Barrel just announced they screwed up and is putting everything back on their shelves. We should support them like we did with the chicken sandwiches.
I'm glad you mentioned Chik-Fil-A. Before the "gay boycott" or whatever the homo's were doing, I'd never heard of Chik-Fil-A. One opened up near me a few months before that whole fiasco and I never bothered to try it.
On "Chik-Fil-A Day" I went to support them and tried their food for the first time. Been a loyal customer once a month since.
I make it a POINT to support them. So I like your idea.
I love it, just the type of attitude that would be right at home with Phil and the boys.
and if they don't like the programming, they need to either let [DD] go or shut up and pay them."
Unfortunately, I see a great possibility that A&E won't do this. If they can shelve DD and not sell it, it stifles the family from doing another show while they are under contract. SILENCING their message.
I believe that A&E wanted to create a show embarrassing people in flyover country. They in inadvertently got a hit show that promoted and encouraged Christian values instead of denigrating them. A&E got what THEY DID NOT WANT, so they have done everything in their power to sabotage the show. 3 or 4 days a week they do DD marathons. They have marketed just about anything and everything. I believe this is all to saturate and overexpose DD.
Hollywood is run by liberals, who hate all things from God. They'll do whatever they can to destroy anything Christian.
A&E pays DD $220k per episode. Season 5 is in the can, with a supposed 10 episodes. $2.2 million is a cheap cost for Disney to try and destroy DD.
Like Phil said, before DD started, "It'll never work. But if God is behind it, it'll go right to the top."
If God wants DD (or some other show with the Robertsons) to succeed, nothing that Hollywood does will be able to stand against it.
The contract between the Robertsons, the production company and A&E contains a standard non-compete clause. In other words, if the Robertsons walk, they must remain off the air for 6-12 months before launching another show on a competing channel.
However, I’m not sure how the non-compete applies to a scenario where they are fired by A&E. I was in radio years ago, and in some cases, if you were dismissed, you could sign immediately with a competing station. In other situations—particularly if the departing personality was popular, they still had to sit out the non-compete before going on the air with a rival.
One more thing: when the serious bidding for Duck Dynasty II begins, the folks at these small outdoors channels will be blown out of the water. CMT and Spike will be crawling over each other to get a crack at the show, along with many more basic cable channels. I also expect Glenn Beck and BlazeTV to enter the fray; I’ve heard that Blaze is running ahead of revenue and audience projections, and he could offer the Robertsons an even larger slice of the pie.
What would be really cool is if they’d break the mold and blow up the whole cable industry. Go online, via Netflix or some similar video streaming service. The servers would melt down under the load! But they could be the straw that breaks not just A&E, but the back of the confiscatory cable price structure.
This would allow people dump cable, pay to watch content they care about and pay the content owner directly. Let’s say only half of those 12 million viewers followed them online, that’s 6 million subscriptions at, let’s say, $10 per year? Could they do the show and pay Netflix for $60 million a year? Or, make it $15 per year and the extra $5 per subscriber would give them an extra $30 million per year to do the Lords Work with!
Some way, some day, somebody is going to upset the cable TV applecart...
The whole world is tuning in...and they have reinstated Phil.
It is clear now that Phil crushed A&E and the homosexuals. Actually the represent less that 2% of humanity. A sick 2%. But Phil is our hero and I will write him in for president unless our beloved Ted Cruz gets the nomination. But the republicrat party is so crappy ,it won’t happen. So!! write in Phil Robinson!!! BTW there are 15 satellite/ cable networks ready to pounce on that series — 600 Million in revenues!! Get back in the closet deviates!!
A&E projected replacement show: Gay Dynasty which they are excited about with a viewing public of a little over 1%.
Who ever made the decision about DD should be cleaning out garbage can now.
USAA is largely based in San Antonio.
I’ve been with them since I was 16 (under my dad’s policy then).
And Gays and Glaad will look like the sissies they are.
Applause to DD and A&E.
If it were my family, unless some contractual obligation prevents it, I would open up the competitive bidding and tell a&e they are welcome to bid. And I would start the bidding at the current rate that a&e pays now. That would teach them a lesson.
“we’re told its contract with the family provides they couldn’t do another show for a certain period of time.”
As a hollywood producer, every agent ALWAYS has an escape clause in the contract. Unless their agent is a complete moron, I doubt it’s ironclad. All of our shows have contracts with the actors that are agreeable to both parties, especially with the production company involved with the show.
San Antonio works for me - at least it ain’t Austin :)
Yep, the fags and carpet hags got too cocky with their agenda. I already bet they are regretting the shit storm this has caused.
This guys not related to BreitBart is he?
Danger Danger strong white male Icon!
He will need to cry on camera,be reviled as some kind of criminal,start beating his wife,or something quickly.
Better hurry up too,This is getting big FAST.
The problems are not regional. There are fags and liberals in every state and there are conservative Christians in every state. The difference between states is in the ratio. This is not like 1861. To think the fight for conservatism is a fight between states is simplistic, ignorant and indicates intellectual laziness.
Glenn Beck has already made his offer.....3 days ago....on the radio....live.
I love the idea.
DD on the Blaze. A&E replacement show will be a test pattern.
A&E = Soetoro dum focks. The onesie network has no big man pants.
Irregardless of what happens ... whether DD stays or goes ... I want A&E to suffer as a result of this travesty.
Yes, good idea! Right before Jay Leno's new late-night show!
“...A&E needs to put on their big boy pants...”
....big girl panties.....
That is what I read elsewhere. Also that this was all a stunt to placate GLAAD.
I hope NOT.
But maybe the Robertson's really are just like all the other celebrities. Phony!
A&E is way ahead of them with plans on replacing Duck Dynasty with My Dinner with Andre: The Series. Will it have the same success as Duck Dynasty? Time will tell.
The spot marked "A" is just the Bank building, the rest is the Insurance Offices & Corporate Digs
Property lines at: I-10 Service Rd. , Fredericksburg Rd. , Bluemel Rd & Hubner Rd.
Let the Marxist atheists put their money where their mouths are and release them from their contracts. Why should those elitists be embarrassed by a bunch of Redneck Christians.
Pray America is Waking
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I am not sure if your problem is with reading or comprehension but I would think calling some one an Idiot would be considered a personal attack.
I also wonder if posts such as yours is one of the reasons Free Republic seems to take longer than it used to, to meet their fund raising goals.