'Duck Dynasty' Will Go On With Phil Robertson, But Not Everyone Is Happy

Fans support the decision to bring patriarch back, but civil and gay rights advocates are critical.
3:00 | 12/28/13

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Transcript for 'Duck Dynasty' Will Go On With Phil Robertson, But Not Everyone Is Happy
It's one of the most popular shows on cable television -- dynasty and tonight the patriarch is back. Millions of fans wanted that and Cheney has decided the show will go along with him. Tonight the new reaction here and one group that hopes with his return comes a new conversation. Here's ABC's -- Davis. From Jesus suffering. Even advanced. Answered prayer today for the first family of hunting and stars of cable's most popular reality TV show -- dynasty. Word from cable network any that this show will go on Wii is the family patriarch Phil Robertson. Despite his controversial comments about gay and black people in a recent GQ article. They were quick to get out in front of this when he made the remarks obviously this is. Lucrative franchise for -- the network. Any released this statement. Teeny has decided to resume filming -- dynasty later this spring. With the entire Robertson family earlier saying -- and was under hiatus from filming indefinitely. This decision to bring him back comes after the -- dynasty family released their own statement saying. We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the Helm. There was also quite a backlash from -- dynasty -- What about one point eight million likes for the boycott -- -- until -- is put back on FaceBook page. And more than a quarter -- million signatures for the online petition. I stand with -- dot come. This is one of -- most successful properties if not V. Most successful show on any and so I think you know -- almost like the Miami Heat benching LeBron James it's not gonna happen. Robertson son Willie tweeting back to work adding old -- may be a little crude but his heart is good he's the real deal. And with -- returned at least one advocacy group is hoping there's new dialogue that comes along with it. Gay activist group glad saying it de love with -- is not part of the next steps than any he has chosen profits over African American and gay people. And tonight -- -- -- partly owned by ABC says it now plans to launch public service announcements promoting unity tolerance. And acceptance among all people a lot of people curious David. If some of the -- dynasty cast will appear in those PSAs -- the in the PSAs Eric -- thank you.

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