Considering how much we came to love this show in the short amount of time it was on earlier this season, the following bit of news makes us more than a little bit “happy, happy, happy.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, A&E has made the move to renew the popular reality show “Duck Dynasty” for a second season. Based on some strong season 1 ratings that rose throughout, this was hardly a surprise — however, we are a bit more shocked by some of the details.
First and foremost, season 2 is going to consist of a whopping 26 episodes, and it will start its season off in late 2012 and carry over to next season. This season is longer than most scripted series, and it just goes to show how much faith the network has in the Robertson clan’s ability to continue to create ridiculously entertaining television. (We still haven’t gotten over Si recording himself taking a bath, and then replaying it to try and draw out beavers.)
Here’s what David McKillop of the network had to say about the renewal:
“There is truly no one else like the Robertsons in the TV landscape … We are proud to have them as a part of our A&E family and excited to bring fans a new season of their unique brand of southern schooling.”
For those who have never seen the show, it follows both the Robertson’s business as pioneers in the world of duck-calls, but also their personal lives as they try to all get along despite some laid back attitudes that occasionally leads to nothing getting done.
We’re personally thrilled about this news — and if nothing else, we are merely hoping that this furthers along our campaign to have Jase host “Saturday Night Live.” Come on, you know you want to see it.