After more than a week of seemingly endless bad news, we finally have something genuinely good to report: After five long years and 11 tired seasons, A&E is finally pulling the plug on its flagship white trash reality series Duck Dynasty.
According to sources, ending the show was a mutual decision between the cast and the network. The final season will be split into two parts, with the series finale airing sometime in April.
In its hay day, the show attracted as many as 12 million viewers per episode. Ratings have been declining in recent years, however, in large part because of a long string of homophobic, transphobic, and racist comments made by the show’s star, Phil Robertson.
Of course, the timing of all this is somewhat alarming. Donald Trump was just elected to the White House, after all, and is currently scrambling to fill more than 4,000 government jobs. The antigay Robinsons are looking for work. It could be a match made in Heaven for them… and Hell for the rest of us.
Check out how people on Twitter have been responding to the news…
Duck Dynasty is trending, so of course my first thought was “Which one of them just got named to Trump’s transition team?”
— The Frustrated Fan (@Frustrated_Fan) November 17, 2016
Duck Dynasty now set to end, cause-you know, America can watch it in real time now in the White House. #ThisIsNotNormal
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) November 17, 2016
Trump is President but Duck Dynasty got canceled. Obamas last stand.
— Lady Stranger (@TheLadyStranger) November 17, 2016
‘Duck Dynasty’ is going off the air? It’ll be fine, I’m sure they’re all getting White House positions.
— Scruffy (@dixonshuman) November 17, 2016
Duck Dynasty is ending. America’s IQ goes up 10 points automatically. Quack that, you homophobic fuckers.
— Wendell Odom (@wentodom) November 17, 2016
BREAKING: Duck Dynasty canceled. Trump’s about to take office and viewers only have time for one ignorant, racist reality show at a time.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 17, 2016
— Meg (@Skoobruoydaer) November 17, 2016
“Duck Dynasty Cancelled.” And now the Cabinet is filled.
— Brandon Bird (@Brandon_Bird) November 17, 2016
Never watched even 5 seconds of Duck Dynasty. And I still feel like I’ve seen too much.
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) November 17, 2016
This article originally appeared on Queerty
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