A&E Renews 'Duck Dynasty' for Second Season

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June 20th, 2012

via press release:




NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20, 2012 – A&E Network has picked up a second season of the breakout hit series “Duck Dynasty,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President, Programming, A&E Network. The series follows the Robertson family who operate a thriving duck call business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle on the Louisiana bayou.

“Duck Dynasty” is one of A&E’s fastest growing series; the season one finale of “Duck Dynasty” on May 23rd drew 2.6 million total viewers and 1.5 million in both adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos, making it cable’s number one original show for the night.

"There is truly no one else like the Robertsons in the TV landscape," said McKillop. "We are proud to have them as a part of our A&E family and excited to bring fans a new season of their unique brand of southern schooling.”

Season two of ‘Duck Dynasty’ will begin production this summer on 26 new 30-minute episodes slated to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2012.

“Duck Dynasty” is produced for A&E Networks by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney, Scott Gurney and Joe Weinstock. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.


About A&E Network
A&E is “Real Life. Drama.”  Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic.  A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades” and “Longmire,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Hoarders,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.”  The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.  For more press information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Oh thank God – I was worried there for awhile…

  • psychic

    Duck Dynasty is amazing.

  • DCIBlobby

    I hate this program and everything it stands for.

  • joterri

    And to think I go to church with the Robertson family for 10 years….Way to go DD. Spread the word! tj

  • WorkingMan


    so u hate the value of family. and disrespect other peoples work. ok

  • dan

    This is the BEST reality show on TV. It is so good, and a great family show.

  • DCIBlobby


    “so u hate the value of family. and disrespect other peoples work. ok”

    In general – no. In regards to DD – yes. OK?

  • McLee

    Great show. It is the first show that I have ever watched all the episodes in order each week. Phil and Si are awesome

  • keith

    thank god for this show , wow a show where people can have fun and have god too

  • deck

    good move….great reality with all theother garbage on

  • Stu E

    It wouldn’t be such a problem, if A&E (along with Spike, History, TruTV, G4, National Geographic, etc.) wasn’t oversaturated with reality shows.

    Even if this show doesn’t suck, I already have a sour taste of this genre.

  • Grey

    They renew this crap but cancel “Breakout Kings?” “Arts and Entertainment” my a$$.

  • Sean O’Doherty

    “while staying true to their family values and lifestyle on the Louisiana bayou.”

    Incest and ignorance?

  • Ashlee

    Love this Show! One of the best shows on tv. I can’t wait for season 2!

  • Grandma2Boys

    I laugh so hard, the dog comes to check on me! Clean and fun-ny!

  • The End

    I used to be a viewer who liked A&E just like you, but sadly took a Breakout Kings cancellation to the knee.

  • quietthyme

    I really love this show, Si, he crackes me up.
    But yep. Clean, not ashamed to have God in it.
    What a shock! I hope it last a long time

  • Jill

    FunDUCKingtastic……I LOVE this show. I try everyday to get my mind off of my cancer pains and this show as made me laugh so much. My docters say laughter will help me get better. So thank you to all who will make me smile and GOD willing….get well. PEACE & QUAKES!

  • ajhweb

    Love the show. Can’t wait to see what they get into next. Enjoy their family values as well. What a great show.

  • G Man

    Can’t believe how many different people love this show, people that have never even hunted. keep up the great work my wife and I love the show. This show is a great score for A&E.

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