“Arthur” first aired on PBS KIDS in 1996.
The beloved PBS present “Arthur” will finish after its twenty fifth season.
Rumors of the present’s cancelation surfaced earlier this month after “Arthur” author Kathy Waugh appeared on an episode of the podcast “Discovering D.W.” Waugh mentioned the present was now not in manufacturing and the ultimate episode had been accomplished two years prior.
On Wednesday, the present’s govt producer Carol Greenwald confirmed the present could be ending in 2022.
“‘Arthur’ is the longest-running children animated sequence in historical past and is understood for instructing kindness, empathy and inclusion by way of many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers,” Greenwald mentioned in a press release.
She mentioned the present will proceed to be out there on PBS Children.
“Arthur,” which first aired in 1996, follows an eight-year-old aardvark as he navigates life along with his household —together with his precocious sister D.W. — buddies and college. It’s based mostly on the books by Marc Brown. The present has featured characters from totally different cultures, courses and backgrounds and showcased boundary pushing moments like a same-sex marriage ceremony. The sequence has gained 4 Emmys.
Greenwald didn’t tackle why the present was being canceled, however mentioned producer GBH and PBS Children have been “persevering with to work collectively on extra Arthur content material, sharing the teachings of Arthur and his buddies in new methods.”