A&E to premiere reality show about duck callers

A&E has commissioned Gurney Productions to produce Duck Dynasty (pictured), a reality series about a booming duck calls and decoys business in the Louisiana bayou.
February 8, 2012

U.S. net A&E Network has commissioned a reality series about a multimillionaire family that runs a successful duck calls and decoys business in the Louisiana bayou.

Duck Dynasty (pictured above), which premieres on March 21 at 10 p.m. EST, is about the mom-and-pop sporting shop-turned-duck lifestyle empire Duck Commander, and the nouveau riche Robertsons family behind it. The cast includes brothers Willie and Jase, their wives Korie and Missy, family matriarch Miss Kay, patriarch and Duck Commander founder Phil, and uncle Si.

Each episode will be based around a challenge that is met with a mixture of “Southern know-how and a down-home sense of humor,” according to the network.

The series is produced by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney are Deirdre Gurney, Scott Gurney and Joe Weinstock, and executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.