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Other networks eager to air 'Duck Dynasty'
December 22, 2013

Posted on 12/22/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by BenLurkin

But they may not be able to move so easily. TMZ is also reporting that the Robertson family's A&E contract precludes the clan from doing another show for a certain period of time.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; philrobertson; tmz
I've never heard of either of the networks named in the article -- but I guess its like the ant and the banana tree.
1 posted on 12/22/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
A&E contract precludes the clan from doing another show for a certain period of time.

Since A+E suspended the number one character of the show, that's evidence that they wanted to destroy the show, thereby the Ducks are free to fly.

2 posted on 12/22/2013 8:04:17 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

depends on the contract language.....a good lawyer should be able to get a release based on the suspension...


3 posted on 12/22/2013 8:05:23 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: God luvs America

Exactly. A hostile work environment should be enough to nullify the contract.


4 posted on 12/22/2013 8:06:43 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hard to enforce a “non compete” of any kind when you are the party that cancelled the contract. Certainly I don’t know the ins and outs of this, but I would be shocked if there is not a way around it. Even if the show had to slightly change the name…… where there is market demand and a product available, no legalese can prevent the two from meeting.


5 posted on 12/22/2013 8:07:43 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BenLurkin

The Robertsons don’t have to break the contract A&E will.

All the Robertson’s have to do is ... nothing.

If A&E just wants to film them doing nothing with Phil constantly there :) then they are welcome too. A&E can’t force the Robertsons to do ANYTHING funny or entertaining. So if A&E wants to have a season 5 of just watching them make duck calls without saying a word, then let them.


6 posted on 12/22/2013 8:17:03 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BenLurkin

>>> A&E contract precludes the clan from doing another show for a certain period of time.

A&E breached their side of the contract by denying Robertson freedom of speech.

Robertsons need to sue A&E for breech of contract, and then buy what is left of A&E like they bought that winery.

In the meantime, they should bring in another network to film the whole process.


7 posted on 12/22/2013 8:32:40 AM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: BenLurkin

The ant and the banana tree?


8 posted on 12/22/2013 8:34:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BenLurkin

If A&E loses DD, they will simply go back to the irrelevant Arts and Entertainment of the past.


9 posted on 12/22/2013 8:36:28 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They should just give plenty of interviews in which they state the same thing regarding homosexuality that Phil did. A&E would either have to admit their mistake or let the whole family go.


10 posted on 12/22/2013 9:01:56 AM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in two years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: Grandma Conservative

exactly.

A&E has no control over what the Robertsons do on the show either. So they Robertsons can sit around and say nothing, or only talk about the bible, or only show up with Phil :)

There are a million ways the Robertsons can force A&E to cave and void their contract. Releasing the Robertsons to put their show on another channel.


11 posted on 12/22/2013 9:05:33 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: BenLurkin

If your “fired”..the your work contract ends and you have ever right to take your talent to another company... else your a slave


12 posted on 12/22/2013 9:06:51 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: BenLurkin
Go to The Blaze... Go to The Blaze...


13 posted on 12/22/2013 9:09:28 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: 9YearLurker

Is that a reference that I’m unfamiliar with or is it a newly (genetically) modified “Rubber Tree Plant”?


14 posted on 12/22/2013 9:34:33 AM PST by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: Safrguns

Many performance contracts have a morals clause (I know, funny in Hollywood, right?) and I would like to know if there was such a clause in this contract.

Then, is expressing your views about what the definition of sin is a morals clause violation?

Doesn’t that sound like it would be the most hypocritical scenario possible?

Literally, an actor expressing his thoughts on morality is fired for violating a morals clause...

The world is upside down.


15 posted on 12/22/2013 9:36:49 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: BenLurkin

It might be a lesson to any other group that hits it big - in the contract: “Furlough one, furlough all - See Ya!”


16 posted on 12/22/2013 10:16:51 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe they could start a spinoff — Goose Dynasty.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 10:24:01 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin
I remember when Showtime canceled Stargate SG-1 after five years and replaced it with a truly ghastly show about promiscuous gays*. SciFi picked SG-1 up and, although the switch from SHO to SCIFI resulted in the show being toned-down a bit, it went on by its 7th season to become the top rated SciFi show in the entire world (per TV Guide). At went 213 episode and two movies.

* The gay show collapsed

18 posted on 12/22/2013 11:03:38 AM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve never heard of either of the networks named in the article —

*************

Got a link?


19 posted on 12/22/2013 11:10:13 AM PST by deport
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To: 9YearLurker

I think that is part of a song from the late 1950’s or early 60s called “High Hopes”. It’s a duet. It may have been sung by Frank Sinatra and a little boy in a movie. That song and one by Ray Charles “Hit The Road Jack” are two of the first radio songs I recall ever hearing around the house as a child.


20 posted on 12/22/2013 11:58:48 AM PST by lee martell
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To: deport; All

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/22/other-networks-eager-to-air-duck-dynasty/


21 posted on 12/22/2013 12:02:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lee martell

Thanks—I had no idea what it was. I’m old, but not that old!


22 posted on 12/22/2013 1:06:17 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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