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Duck Dynasty to end this season

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So long, Robertson family: A&E has announced Duck Dynasty will come to an end this season.

The five-year-old series will air through Jan. 18 with one small break, followed by seven final episodes that will air between March 1 and April 12.

By the time production wraps, the show — one of the biggest hits in the history of cable — will have made 130 episodes.

The Robertson family made the announcement tonight after the season premiere. (Watch it above.)

Launched in 2012, the show chronicled the lives of the Robertson family, who ran a successful business making duck calls. The men of the show — Phil and Si, and Phil’s sons Jase, Willie, and Jep – are known for their long beards and Christian beliefs.

Duck Dynasty broke ratings records for both A&E and cable — at one point averaging more than 11 million viewers in its fourth season — until controversy shook the reality show when patriarch Phil made anti-gay remarks in a magazine interview. He was briefly suspended, but the show took a serious ratings hit and never shot up again.

Duck Dynasty, however, still remains the No. 1 series on A&E among total viewers.

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