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Duck Dynasty' Is Back! Network Announces Official Season 4 Start Date

"They are the family that works together, plays together and of course, eats together."

A&E's hit series "Duck Dynasty" is ready to roll out its fourth season, the network announced Tuesday.

It is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 14 at 10PM ET/PT with a special one-hour season premiere.

In this May 9, 2012 photo, from left, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson, Phil Robertson, Miss Kay Robertson and Si Robertson pose at the A&E Networks 2012 Upfront at Lincoln Center in New York. The Robertsons star in the A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty." (Photo: AP)

The A&E announcement reads:

America's most recognizable family is back. The Robertsons have built a multi-million dollar sporting empire manufacturing duck calls in Monroe, Louisiana and have earned a seat in homes across the country with their special brand of down-home practicality, southern charm and sharp sense of humor. Every day affairs are met by Willie's growing business ideas, Phil's fatherly advice, Mrs. Kay's delicious recipes, Uncle Si's oddball philosophies and Jase's endless need to hunt, fish and rib his brothers. They are the family that works together, plays together and of course, eats together. The whole family joins in for more adventures on the bayou, where day to day life may be mundane for some, but for the Robertsons, is anything but dull.

In the special one-hour season premiere, the ladies enlist Uncle Si to distract Phil & Kay by taking them on a walk down memory lane while Willie, Jase and Jep set-up a surprise vow renewal for their 49th anniversary. But true to form, Si recalls things differently.

Among other surprises awaiting viewers in the fourth season may be the addition of a new (non-bearded) cast member. According to the New York Post, Phil Robertson's eldest son Alan is expected to join the show. A Louisiana pastor, he said he looks forward to spreading Christianity to a larger audience.

The season three finale of "Duck Dynasty" was the most-watched series on A&E in all key demographics, the network said, with a record-breaking 9.6 million total viewers.  It was cable's #1 non-fiction series, and #2 overall, falling behind only "The Walking Dead."

A&E is currently airing the following video to promote the show's fourth season:

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