Earlier this year, the Season 3 finale of “Duck Dynasty” made it cable TV’s No. 1 non-fiction series and the most-watched series on A&E in all key demographics with a record-breaking 9.6 million total viewers for a single episode. And in just a few days, they’ll be BACK for Season 4, Jack! I hope the new episode goes over the 10 million viewer mark.
A few tidbits have slipped out about the special one-hour Wednesday, August 14, 9 p.m. (central time) season opener. It looks like the Robertson’s oldest and only beardless son, Alan, will become part of the show. And the family has nixed rumors in the media that Phil won’t be a part of the show any more. I’m glad. And that may just be a PR move to get MORE people to watch while they can still see Phil !!
I actually look forward to the opening of the “Duck Dynasty” season more than opening of the real duck season. I bet you can’t say the same for Phil! The fact that Duck Dynasty has overcome TV’s seeming anti-religion bias is one of the hearts of the show as the family prays together at the dinner table at the end of every episode. As Phil often says in one form or another, “There is hope for America“. Thumbs up.
A&E promotes the show as featuring the Robertsons’ special brand of “down-home practicality, southern charm and sharp sense of humor. Every day affairs are met by Willie’s growing business ideas, Phil’s fatherly advice, Mrs. Kay’s delicious recipes, Uncle Si’s oddball philosophies and Jase’s endless need to hunt, fish and rib his brothers. They are the family that works together, plays together and of course, eats together. The whole family joins in for more adventures on the bayou, where day to day life may be mundane for some, but for the Robertsons, is anything but dull.”
In the upcoming premiere, the ladies will enlist Uncle Si to distract Phil & Kay by taking them on a walk down memory lane while Willie, Jase and Jep set-up a surprise vow renewal for their 49th anniversary. But true to form, Si recalls things differently. Can’t wait.