The Robertsons are quacking farewell to "Duck Dynasty." The family released a video on Wednesday, November 16, announcing the end of the series after Season 11, which just premiered that day on A&E.

A&E also released a statement:

"After five years, 130 episodes and one of the biggest hits in the history of cable, the Robertson family and A&E jointly decided that Duck Dynasty, the series, will come to an end after this season."

This season is meant to end on April 12, 2017, so they will still be on air for a while. And the family said they'd return for specials, so it's not like they are completely severing ties with A&E or reality TV in general.

"Duck Dynasty" premiered in 2012 and became a massive hit, with the Season 4 premiere in 2013 landing 11.77 million viewers with a 5.0 rating in the 18-49 demo. Sadie Robertson furthered the family name by taking second place on "Dancing With the Stars" Season 19 in 2014. During its popularity peak, the show also made headlines for controversy, including Phil Robertson's suspension from the show after his disparaging comments about "homosexual behavior" in a GQ interview.

Ratings for the show slipped over the years, and the past two seasons premiered to around 2 million viewers with under 1.0 ratings.

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