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Fans Go Online To ‘Bring Back Phil Robertson’





” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the reality program but his fans are taking action.

  A&E suspended Robertson following remarks he made in the January issue of GQ magazine where he says homosexuality is a sin along with bestiality and promiscuity.

  Fans have turned to the social media to oppose the suspension, there are at least seven variations of “Bring Back Phil Robertson” pages on Facebook. The most popular among them had 300,000 likes as of early Thursday morning. 

  The leading “Bring Back Phil Robertson” Facebook page features a link to a Change.org petition calling on A&E networks to “end the wrongful suspension of Phil Robertson”; the petition had over 32,000 supporters early this morning. “



    CNS is right about the outpouring of support for Phil but wrong with regard to the most popular Facebook page . While “Bring Back Phil Robertson” may have hundreds of thousands of supporters , the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” page gained over a million likes in less than 24 hours and now stands at 1.39 million and growing . 










… And Is Now Poised To Become The Most Watched Cable Show EVER


Big guns: The stars of Duck Dynasty are competing with scripted shows such as The Walking Dead


” The unstoppable Duck Dynasty is on course to snatch cable TV’s ratings record from The Walking dead after 11.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the start of the new season.

The boss of A&E Network’s is cautiously optimistic that the hilarious exploits of a Louisiana family and their duck merchandise business still has plenty of room to grow.

With some ‘fun episodes coming down the pike’, the show needs just 600,000 more viewers to equal current record holder, zombie fest The Walking Dead, which recorded the highest ever ratings for a show of any kind when 12.4 million people tuned in earlier this year.”







‘Duck Dynasty’ Sets Cable Record




” On August 14, Duck Dynasty premiered its fourth season to the biggest audience ever for a nonfiction series on cable TV: 11.8 million viewers tuned in, according to A&E. Even more significantly, the premier swept in two key advertising demographics: 6.3 million in the 18-49 bracket, which broke down further to 3 million adults in the 18-34 demographic. Here’s another fun number for you: 37% of those watching the premier were first-time viewers, which is always a good sign for a show that’s no longer “fresh.” “












” On May 9, Greensboro, NC country station 93.1 The Wolf reported that after receiving complaints over prayers to God and the frequent use of guns on air, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson said, “God and guns are part of our everyday lives [and] to remove either of them from the show is unacceptable.” “








Mars One Says 80,000 Have Applied For One-Way Mission To Red Planet



” Almost 80,000 people have applied to take part in a one-way mission to Mars, each of them completing a rigorous application that stresses the need for a “Can Do!” attitude, asks individuals about their sense of humour and requires the submission of an application fee that can be as much as $75.

Mars One, the Dutch company behind the proposed mission, says it has received applications from more than 120 countries. It also says that the role of Mars explorer/guinea pig is “the most desired job in history”. More than 17,000 of the applicants are from the US – the most of any country so far.

“These numbers put us right on track for our goal of half a million applicants,” said the founder of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp. “Mars One is a mission representing all humanity and its true spirit will be justified only if people from the entire world are represented. I’m proud that this is exactly what we see happening.” “







3 Killed in Helicopter Crash Filming ‘Military’ Themed Reality Show for Discovery Channel



Chopper Crash



” Discovery Channel released the following statement:  “A production company was shooting a show for Discovery Channel when this tragic accident occurred,” the station said in a statement. “We are all cooperating fully with authorities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.”