‘Arthur’ to end at PBS Kids with Season 25 in 2022

PBS Children prepares to end the renowned kids’s series, film writer Kathy Waugh exposed throughout a current interview on the “Finding DW” podcast.

Executive manufacturer Carol Greenwald stated reruns will continue to be readily available on PBS Children.

“Arthur is the longest-running kids animated series in history and is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion through many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers,” Greenwald stated in a declaration.

“Arthur” is focused on kids ages 4 to 8. It stars 8-year-old aardvark Arthur and his friends and family, according to PBS Children.
Waugh informed the podcast: “Arthur is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago. I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake.”

She continued: “I don’t know if it was a ratings issue or if it felt like it needed to be retired. To me, it felt evergreen, like it was never going to end, but it did end.”

Waugh established the program based upon the books by Marc Brown. The program is the longest-running kids’s animated series in the United States and has actually won 4 Daytime Emmys for exceptional kids’s animated program.

The program ends with Season 25, which is set to air in the winter season of 2022. It was formerly restored for 4 seasons in 2018. It premiered in October 1996.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.