One-time hit ‘Duck Dynasty’ is canceled at A&E

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

The announcement topped 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.

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.