“Duck Dynasty” has been canceled. The eleventh season, which kicked off Wednesday night, will serve as the final season. The Robertson family revealed in a video on Twitter that they decided it was time to end the show.
“We’ve decided as a family for this to be the final chapter of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ series,” Jase Robertson says in the video.
“This is gonna be the best season yet, and you might see us again on a special or two,” Korie Robertson added. Watch the full announcement above.
The reality show, which launched in 2012, follows the Roberston clan. The Louisiana-based family owns and operates Duck Commanders, a company that produces a hunting tool used to create duck calls. The southern family’s antics have entertained A&E viewers for years, and many are upset to be losing the family’s weekly presence.
Of course, not everyone is sad. The conservative family often made headlines for supporting Republicans. Willie Robertson even made a speech at the Republican National Convention. Plenty of political jokes were made after the cast announced their departure.
Whether you love or hate the show, it’s not over yet. “Duck Dynasty” will continue airing new episodes through Jan. 18, Variety reports. The show will take a winter hiatus and return for its final run on March 1. The series finale will air April 12.
“Duck Dynasty” Season 11, the final season, airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on A&E.