In addition, the cast reportedly agreed to film an unspecified number of Duck Dynastyseasons beyond its fourth edition, which premieres tonight.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the Robertson clan began their lengthy talks with A&E in early 2013 and the conversations were ongoing during the fourth season's production.
A&E and William Morris Endeavor, the talent agency which represents the Robertson clan, both declined comment on the matter.
Duck Dynasty's third-season finale ranked as the network's most watched telecast in history, drawing in 9.6 million total viewers. The show has received so much public attention that one of its stars, Willie Robertson, is reportedly even being eyed for a congressional seat.
DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box. Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.