'Duck Dynasty' cast earns big salary bump after prolonged talks

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The cast of A&E's runaway hit reality series "Duck Dynasty" has received big raises right before Season 4 premieres, Deadline reports.

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After prolonged talks, the Robertsons will earn approximately $200,000 an episode to be divided among the nine adults and 11 kids. This is about four times more than what the family banked previously. The new deal also includes additional seasons of the series, and series/cast options.

Talks for a new agreement began in early 2013 and initially delayed production on Season 4. "Duck Dynasty" eventually began production while negotiations were still underway.

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