4. Duck Dynasty (A&E)
When the words "duck dynasty" come to mind, we picture Scrooge McDuck diving into his vault of gold coins. But A&E's Duck Dynasty is a completely different kind of duck tale.
The Robertons stumble upon success by crafting the best duck caller on the market out of Louisiana swamp wood. Their product sounds simple enough, but the thin reed of wood commands millions of dollars in profits, thrusting the backwoods clan far beyond mom-and-pop wealth.
Duck calling may be serious business, but the Robertsons manage to wrangle up the comedy by staying true to their backwoods roots. Chasing gators, capturing beehives, and shooting bullfrogs are all on the agenda, proving that the Robertsons have one foot in the office and the other firmly submerged in the river.