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.
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 believe A&E broke the terms, not Duck Dynasty. If they try to hold them, that boycott will be huge.
You can earn a living alright. In another field. They aren't prohibited from working other angles. It depends on the exact wording of the contract. It may even have a buy-out clause. Who knows?
Non-compete clauses aren't always easy to break. I would be surprised if the one that appears to be in their contract prohibits them from doing ANY television shows -- in which case that would indeed be stopping someone from earning a living, at least in that field -- but it is quite possible that it would apply to reality shows, and that isn't uncommon in the broadcast world.
I’m surprised the Cracker Barrel network didn’t pick them up.
Oh wait......They were first on board to shoot them down.
Must suck to be you Cracker Barrel.
Non-compete clauses have been around for a long time. Usually they are used for a certain market geographic area, but given that this is a national show....
Silly Duck Dynasty?
But there is a huge problem with that. Most of the DD viewers are in rural areas where cable and high speed Internet is not available. Those fans/viewers likely have satellite which if DD leaves A&E they will likely end up on a cable/satellite already established network.
BTW that said if another company with better eithics were to pick up the rights to take over the show, offer it on satellite, I wouldn’t mind a reasonable ala carte fee to get that channel. I also wouldn’t mind getting rid of most networks I do get and don’t want.
No mention of Glenn Beck I notice.
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