Is it possible that Phil Robertson's suspension from Duck Dynasty is just for show? Probably not entirely, but it may end with little fanfare next month.
On Wednesday, January 15, A&E will begin airing new episodes of the hit reality show with no plans to edit Phil out of the already-completed material.
There are also Duck Dynasty marathons airing nearly every night this holiday season, despite Phil's anti-gay comments and the ensuing controversy.
Despite his "indefinite suspension," all signs point to Robertson being back on the program before long, provided all parties can agree on how to move on.
"The network also hopes the media and fan furor will cool down over the holidays and that tensions over shooting future episodes can then be resolved," EW reports.
“There’s no negotiation to have; we’re doing the show,” an insider said.