The iconic children’s series will end onPBSKids with its final season debuting in the winter of 2022.The news emerged from an interview with Kathy Waugh, who originally developed the show from the books by Marc Brown, on the Finding DW podcast with Jason Szwimer.
“Arthur is no longer in production. We had our wrap party two years ago,” Waugh told Szwimer. “I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I’m know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake. 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, we finished the last episode, season 25 two years ago.”
Related StoryDeveloped for PBS by Kathy Waugh, and produced by WGBH, Arthurcenters on a young aardvark of the same name, and the lessons he learns from friends and family, while growing up in the fictional Elwood City.Watch on DeadlineThe show based on the Arthur Adventure book series, written and illustrated by Brown, first went on the air in October of 1996, and has run for more than 240 episodes. headtopics.com
Arthurhas won four Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, along with a Peabody Award and other accolades. Actors voicing its title character over the years include Michael Yarmush, Justin Bradley, Mark Rendall, Cameron Ansell Dallas Jokic, Drew Adkins, William Healy, Jacob Ursomarzo and Roman Lutterotti.
Over the years, Arthur has examined numerous social issues. It most recently drew headlines with a 2019 episode, which examined the same-sex marriage between third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn and Patrick the chocolatier. That episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone”, was boycotted by Alabama Public Television.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Also he does not look like no dang aardvark!🤦🏻♀️😞 Did Arthur date a coworker? 🤬🤬🤬 I was in an earthquake once and I remember the TV going fuzzy. I was watching Arthur. If there is ever a time for this... Watch out they are probably going to species swap - knowing Hollywood
No more of this?! ARTHUR NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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SweetPea1636 It’s crazy to think how long this show has been on for, I used to watch as a kid (and I’m in my early 30s now!) Did anyone read the article- apparently Season 25 wrapped 2 YEARS AGO? It’s not even expected to air until Winter 2022 😮 pretty good run 😂 Stacy_Solis End of an era😜🤠 I remember growing up I used to come home from school and loved watching Arthur & Wishbone on PBS. Sad.
I see his past has finally caught up with him. Wooooow
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