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'Duck Dynasty' Will Wrap After 11th Season Concludes

The announcement was paired with Wednesday's debut episode of the show's 11th season.

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    Television personalities Willie Robertson (L) and Jase Robertson attend the "Duck Commander Musical" premiere at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel & Casino on April 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The musical is based on the book "The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty" by Willie and Korie Robertson from the television show "Duck Dynasty." (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    The "Duck Dynasty" family says its A&E series will end after this season.

    Their announcement was paired with Wednesday's debut episode of the show's 11th season.

    "Duck Dynasty," one of reality TV's biggest hits, starred a successful Louisiana duck call-making family, the Robertsons. They told viewers it was a family decision to make this season the final chapter.

    In 2013, the year after it debuted, "Duck Dynasty" ran into controversy. Phil Robertson, the family patriarch, was suspended by A&E after GQ magazine quoted him declaring that gays are sinners and African-Americans were happy under Jim Crow laws.

    His family supported him, saying in an online post at the time that although some of Phil Robertson's comments were coarse, "his beliefs are grounded" in the Bible and he is a "Godly man." Others defended his right to voice his opinions, and he was reinstated by A&E.

    The last flight of "Duck Dynasty" will be broken into halves. The show will run through Jan. 18, take a break and then resume March 1. The series finale is set for April 12.

    But the family teased Wednesday that there could be "Duck Dynasty" specials ahead.