'Arthur', Popular Children's Show, Will End In Winter 2022 After 25 Seasons


July 30, 2021

By: Zahnell Pinnock

The PBS Kids show, Arthur, will no longer be producing new episodes, according to IGN.

After rumors and speculation of the educational TV series coming to an end, Carol Greenwald, executive producer for Arthur, confirmed to IGN in an email that the last season of the long-running children animated program will air late next year.

“In the winter of 2022, the 25th and final season of Arthur will debut,” Greenwald said, but all hope is not lost as she added that the popular children’s show will still run on PBS KIDS in the near future.

 “Arthur will continue to be available on PBS KIDS for years to come,” Greenwald continued. “Producer GBH and PBS KIDS are continuing to work together on additional Arthur content, sharing the lessons of Arthur and his friends in new ways.”

The beloved comedy-drama debuted in October 1996 and centers on 8-year-old aardvark, Arthur Reid, and the character’s daily interactions with his family and friends in the fictional town of Elwood City.

Although Arthur will forever live on in the memories of those who watched the show on PBS during their childhood, it will also take home in the countless of memes inspired by its most hilarious but relatable scenes: the most notable ones is Arthur clenching his fist in frustration from “Arthur’s Big Hit” episode, and his sister, D.W., wearing a pink swimsuit and yellow-squared sunglasses on her face while holding onto a chain-link fence in the episode, “Arthur Makes Waves.”