"Everybody will take a break for the holidays and regroup afterward. That’s probably the smartest thing for everyone to do. Time heals a lot of wounds,” EW's source said.
A&E announced the suspension last week after comments he made to GQ magazine stirred controversy.
“Don’t be deceived," he said, paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 9:6. "Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God."
A GLAAD statement said "Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," and A&E swiftly announced the suspension, saying, "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community."