The reign of Duck Dynasty is over.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the A&E reality TV show about the Louisiana duck-hunting family will end its last season on April 12, after 5 years and 130 episodes.
The Robertson family announced the end of the show on the premiere of the first episode of the 11th season. “After five years, we’ve decided as a family for this to be the final chapter of the Duck Dynasty series,” Willie Robertson stated.
In 2013, A&E briefly suspended Phil Robertson after expressing his views on homosexuality in an interview with GQ magazine. After much uproar from the show’s fan base, A&E let Phil return to the show. Among other attacks, ABC asked Phil in an interview if he would consider himself a “homophobe,” and MSNBC has called the family “part of a majority white supremacist culture.”
Despite the crusade against the Christian family, Duck Dynasty “ranked as the most-watched nonfiction series in cable history” and remains “the No. 1 series on the network among total viewers,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter.
Hopefully A&E will replace Duck Dynasty with another show that promotes any sort of value system, although that is unlikely.
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