On Jan. 15, Duck Dynasty will return to A&E with its fifth season, but less than a week ago, the fate of the show was unknown. After family patriarch Phil Robertson made some controversial remarks in a GQ interview, he was suspended from filming indefinitely.
Luckily, the 57-year-old had the support of his family, who banded together and agreed that they would not film the show without him. On Friday, the network lifted the suspension, and during Fox’s All-American New Year special, Willie Robertson opened up about the situation.
“We’re just glad to get back to work — A&E and us are fine,” he said. “The Robertsons, we are looking forward to getting back to making some funny shows and its a new year, so we’re ready to break in a new year and start it all over again.”
Most importantly, Willie added that the family is ready to put the controversy behind them. “You know, we are ready to move on,” he continued. “I think we all learned a lot and we are just ready to move on. The family is happy and we are ready to go.”
His wife, Korie, added, “The best thing about the show is we get to do it together, as a family.”