“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 stated the present was now not in manufacturing and the ultimate episode had been accomplished two years prior.
On Wednesday, the present’s government producer Carol Greenwald confirmed the present can be ending in 2022.
“‘Arthur’ is the longest-running youngsters animated collection in historical past and is thought for educating kindness, empathy and inclusion via many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers,” Greenwald stated in an announcement.
She stated the present will proceed to be obtainable 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. — pals and faculty. It’s primarily based on the books by Marc Brown. The present has featured characters from completely different cultures, lessons and backgrounds and showcased boundary pushing moments like a same-sex marriage ceremony. The collection has gained 4 Emmys.
Greenwald didn’t tackle why the present was being canceled, however stated producer GBH and PBS Children have been “persevering with to work collectively on extra Arthur content material, sharing the teachings of Arthur and his pals in new methods.”