'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Roberston Returns

A&E's decision to bring the reality star back is causing as much controversy as its decision to suspend him.
3:00 | 12/30/13

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Transcript for 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Roberston Returns
the latest developments in "duck dynasty" as family patriarch, phil robertson, back on the show after his suspension after remarks about homosexuality and race. Matt gutman with more. Reporter: Late sunday, abc news filmed phil robertson sticking to his guns after appearing to win a week-long game of chick within a & e, telling abc news they may have fired me, but got didn't fire me. Nope. A & e! Announced its about face friday. Stage entire cast will return this prispring. A a& e says this show is not about one man's views. They come together to reflect and pry fn unity, tolerance, and forgiveness. I think the surprise came from how early it happened. I thought maybe they would allow the holidays to be over. Before they made the announcement that he would, indeed, return to the show. Oh, man, I'm fired up about it. Reporter: The fire storm began earl ler in month after robertson gave an interview to "gq" about homosexuality and after americans. When the rest of the robertson family threatened to fly the coop, the network may have realized who really ruled this roost. We're excited that he's back on the show. It's probably the most excited. It's one of the only shows we can watch as family together. Reporter: Now, a & e is making this a teachable psa moment. Launches a psa about unit and acceptance among all people. Season five is scheduled to begin in january. Don't ever tell a red neck that. Reporter: For "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami.

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