New York City - Amid the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson and the reality show, Duck Dynasty on A&E, the network has decided to pull the plug on the once popular series in favor of a replacement that lead executives say will have less poultry and more Kruk, John Kruk that is.
"A lot of people were disappointed when we first announced the cancellation," said Executive Producer, Bill Abraham. "But once we announced the show's replacement starring national icon, John Kruk, fans immediately jumped on the bandwagon and are looking forward to the premiere in January. For heaven's sake, we sold out of 'Kruk This' t-shirts within nine minutes!" Added an exuberant Abraham.
A&E's new show, Kruk Dynasty, will follow the many faces of John Kruk, from his days as an extraordinary Major League Baseball player to his current role as a popular Baseball Analyst for ESPN. The new show will aim to win back disgruntled fans, annoyed with Robertson's homosexual comments and those unaware that Louisiana was part of the United States.
"I was about to boycott A&E, but then they announced this little miracle and I'm back onboard!" Said longtime television buff, Harry Michaels, who claims that he once watched Kruk hit a homerun and consequently nicknamed him "Kruk Kommander."
Kruk Dynasty will premiere on Tuesday, January 7th at 9:00 p.m. and plans to air 16 weekly episodes during the inaugural season. John Kruk's agent was unavailable for comment, but Kruk posted on Twitter (@KrukHunt) "Excited for the new series! Sorry about the ducks!"