‘Duck Dynasty’ Producers Gurney Productions Signs With ICM Partners (Exclusive)

 

Gurney Productions has signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The company is responsible for A&E’s buzzy Duck Dynasty, whose sixth season premiered June 11. The docuseries has set multiple ratings records, including becoming the most-watched reality show in cable TV history when 11.8 million viewers tuned in for its fourth season premiere last August.

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Since founding the banner in 2005, spouses Deirdre and Scott Gurney also have produced the nonfiction series Auction Hunters, American Digger and Haunted Collector, among many others. Gurney, which has a staff of more than 300 employees, also helped establish Discovery’s summer staple Shark Week with specials including How Sharks Hunt, Killer Sharks: The Attacks of Black December and Great White Appetite.

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In December 2012, U.K. broadcasting giant ITV acquired a 61.5 percent controlling stake in Gurney, which has a staff of more than 300 employees, for $40 million. Gurney’s next project, the celebrity docuseries Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, will premiere July 10 on TLC.

 

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