Variety is reporting that, after five years, 10 seasons, and just a meager handful of inflammatory, racist, and homophobic remarks, A&E’s Duck Dynasty is coming to an end. The bearded millionaires of the Robertson clan made the announcement earlier tonight, in a video post that aired during the show’s final season premiere. (It’s an auto-player, so you can check it out for yourself over here.)
Originally debuting back in March of 2012, Duck Dynasty has proved itself as one of A&E’s more durable pieces of unscripted fare. The series has run for 116 episodes to date, with the Robertsons enjoying national celebrity status, up to and including a trip to the 2014 State Of The Union and the recent Republican National Convention for family scion and occasional political commentator Willie Robertson.
According to Variety, the decision to end the show was mutual between the family and A&E.