The premiere date comes as a relief to fans who were unsure if the show would be coming back for another season. Earlier this year, it was reported that the future of the show was up in the air after cast-members reportedly demanded $200,000 per episode.
At the time, executive producer and Original Productions CEO Philip Segal said that "The Duck Dynasty guys... don't need the money."
"It isn't about the money, right? They were wealthy to begin with," Segal said in March at a Hollywood Radio & Television Society luncheon.
But whatever hiccup was holding off a renewal it must have been solved as Phil, Willie, Jase, Jep, Phil's brother Si and wife Kaye will be coming back to the small screen later this summer. In addition, Phil's "clean-shaven" son, Alan, will reportedly be joining the gang on the new season.
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