‘Arthur’ to Say Goodbye After a 26-Year PBS Run – Review Geek
Writer and present developer Kathy Waugh has revealed that Arthur is now not in manufacturing. Its last episode, which PBS accomplished two years in the past, will air in December of 2022. PBS has not supplied a purpose for canceling Arthur and appears to have deliberately withheld the unhealthy information.
Arthur is the longest-running youngsters TV present of all time. It first aired in 1996 and has since turn into a staple of the PBS catalog. For that purpose, information of Arthur’s cancellation comes as a little bit of a shock. And it wasn’t revealed by PBS—as an alternative, it was introduced by Kathy Waugh on the Finding DW podcast (a present that catalogs all of the male voice actors who performed Arthur’s little sister).
Evidently, Kathy Waugh felt the necessity to say one thing about Arthur’s cancellation, as she believes that the aardvark nonetheless has many tales to inform:
I feel [PBS] made a mistake, and I feel Arthur ought to come again and I do know I’m not alone in pondering they made a mistake. I don’t know if it was a rankings challenge or if it felt prefer it wanted to be retired. To me, it felt evergreen, prefer it was by no means going to finish but it surely did finish, we completed the final episode, season 25 two years in the past.
We don’t know why PBS withheld this announcement—possibly the community wasn’t solely assured in its resolution or needed to save the flood of press for Arthur’s last season. Either approach, it’s odd to be taught that the present ended manufacturing in 2019, a yr the place it garnered a lot of constructive consideration for exploring the subject of gay marriage.
PBS Kids will proceed to provide Arthur by way of reruns and streaming companies. And whereas we received’t get any new episodes after December 2022, Arthur’s govt producer Carol Greenwald says that PBS will proceed to publish “additional Arthur content,” although we aren’t actually certain what which means.