Big beards on Duck Dynasty want bigger pay

Stars demand pay increase

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A salary standoff between the stars of Duck Dynasty and the A&E network is holding up the fourth season of the show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Robertson family, including brothers Phil and Si and Phil's sons, are angling to renegotiate their existing contracts.

The Hollywood Reporter said sources close to the negotiation said the family is asking for more than $200,000 an episode to return for a fourth season.

The move may not be a surprise to many after Duck Dynasty's success. Season 3 accumulated a staggering $8.6 million viewers and a 3.9 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

So far, no word on whether A&E will give in to their demands.

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