PBS Cancels ‘Arthur’ After A 25-Season Run


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Arthur, the beloved yellow sweater-wearing aardvark cartoon will soon be off the air after a 25 season run. The PBS show is the longest-running children’s animated show in American TV history, according to TMZ

The outlet reported that the show’s executive producer, Carol Greenwald, confirmed the shows’ end in an email to IGN that “the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of Arthur will debut.”

There may be a silver lining for super fans of the show or ‘90s babies feeling extra nostalgic –– Greenwald said that the production company and network will “work together on additional Arthur content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways.”

The show, based on Marc Brown’s Arthur Adventure book series, debuted in 1996 and has aired over 240 episodes. In its time on the TV, the show raked in for Emmys and a Peabody Award and took on plenty of social issues families and friends of the fictional Elwood City faced. 

Of course Twitter reacted to the news of the show’s forthcoming end, highlighting the hilarious memes the show has given social media over the years.

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