Si Robertson’s glasses of iced tea are numbered.
Duck Dynasty will end after the finale of its current season, the Robertson family and A&E announced following the season premiere Wednesday.
— Duck Dynasty (@DuckDynastyAE) November 17, 2016
The popular reality series follows Willie Robertson; his brothers Jase, Jep and Alan; his parents Phil and Miss Kay; and his uncle Si as they go about their lives as owners of the highly successful Duck Commander duck-call business.
“We’ve decided as a family for this to be the final chapter of the Duck Dynasty series,” Jase says in the announcement, with Willie’s wife Korie noting that the family might be back for “a special for two.”
The series finale will air April 12.
Members of the Robertson family weighed in after the announcement via social media.
Thanks to everyone for the past 5 years! They've been awesome! This last season will be great! https://t.co/X8RznBA6gT
— Willie Robertson (@williebosshog) November 17, 2016
Yes, this is the last season of Duck Dynasty. But, it is a REALLY long season, and we may do an occasional special in the future. Love yall
— Jase Robertson (@JaseDuckman) November 17, 2016
In recent years, Duck Dynasty has been beset by lower-than-usual ratings and controversy: In 2013, Phil was removed from the show after he called homosexuality a “sin” and compared it to bestiality during an interview with GQ. He was reinstated on the series soon after.
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