Is this A&E's last duck season?
The camo-loving Robertson family, stars of the cable channel's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty," is asking for a raise -- to the tune of more than $200,000 an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade outlet says negotiations regarding a possible fourth-season renewal of the series have stalled as a result.
The cast members and the cable channel have not commented. The Hollywood Reporter also quoted a source close to the matter as saying: "It'll all get worked out."
"Duck Dynasty" focuses on Phil Robertson and his family's life and duck hunting product business in Louisiana. Prior to the show, they had already had financial success, especially due to their popular product, a duck call device called a Duck Commander, which Robertson trademarked in 1992.
More than 7.7 million people watched last week's double episode of "Duck Dynasty," which airs on Wednesdays and is on its third season. The show ranked No. 1 and No. 2., drawing an average of 3.5 million viewers between ages 18 and 49 and 7.7 million overall.
The finale of season 2 in December 2012 was watched by 3.9 million adults between ages 18 and 49, marking a record for A&E, which said it was its most-watched series telecast ever.