Basking in the glow of unbelievably high ratings, there’s little doubt that Duck Dynasty will return for a fourth season on A&E.
But first the camouflaged, bearded stars of this unexpected smash would like to make a request: SHOW US THE MONEY!
Based around the Robinson family, Duck Dynasty is the second most-popular show on cable (behind The Walking Dead) and, as a result, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that each member of the group now wants more than $200,000 per episode.
Producer Dierdre Gurney touched on the salary standoff this week at Hollywood Radio & Television Society luncheon, telling journalists on hand “there are two main factors at play” and expounding:
“One is social media. They want immediate feedback about themselves. The second is promotional appearances, the fees for which will always out-weigh their show money.”
It’s unclear what the future holds for A&E and these duck callers, but Gurney seems to understand the dilemma.
“When a show blows up, the stars benefit. If not, they don’t feel cheated.”