This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Duck Dynasty season 12 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, A&E has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 12.
Series info and cast
Duck Dynasty is a US reality television series that focuses on the life of the Robertson family, owners of Duck Commander company in Louisiana. The show is developed by The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation and produced by Gumey Productions. Duck Dynasty originally aired on March 21, 2012, and the current eleventh (and final) season began broadcasting on November 16, 2016.
Duck Commander is a company that specializes in various products for duck hunters, particularly a duck call that gave the company its name. The Robertson men are known for being long-bearded devout Christians. The clan consists of the brothers Phil and Silas, Phil`s wife Kay, and their grown children with families of their own.
Reviews and renewal prospects
It is sad to say it, but the Duck Dynasty glory days are over, since the 4th season premiere record 11.7 million viewers has proven impossible to beat. The viewership numbers have been declining shockingly fast ever since the controversial interview given by the family patriarch Phil Robertson to the GQ magazine. The current eleventh season premiered to a mere 1.3 million viewers and a 0.48 rating, approximately matching last season premiere viewership, and quickly fell under one million viewers. The debut episode was immediately followed by the premiere of a spinoff series, Going Si-rai, a DIY show hosted by Willie Robertson and featuring Si Robertson. The last few seasons already had a feeling that Duck Dynasty is running out of steam, so it came as no surprise when A&E announced the cancelation of Duck Dynasty following the end of its current installment ends on April 12, 2017, although a series of holiday specials will be produced and should follow later on. Stay tuned, and we will let you know when and new information is released.