“Arthur” Has Been Cancelled after 25 Years on PBS
Everyone had a favorite TV show growing up. You either couldn’t wait until Saturday morning to watch it or you couldn’t wait for school to be over so you could go home and watch it with your favorite after-school snack. For me, it was the latter. Weekdays at 4:00 were my favorite. Why? Because “Arthur” was on.
It is crazy to think that Arthur the aardvark has been on TV for 25 years. It is actually the longest-running children’s animated series. Well, now I guess, was. Yes, after all this time PBS has decided that this upcoming season of “Arthur” will be the last. The main reason being, “it was just time”. Now, that does not mean the show is going off the air. It will still be available to watch on PBS Kids but no new episodes or seasons will be made. So, it is not all bad news.
Granted, I have not watched new episodes of “Arthur” in years. However, I have no shame in admitting that I have gone back to watch some of the episodes that first aired when I was a kid. Let me tell you, they are still great. So, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic after hearing the news that “Arthur” is going to be canceled. I really did spend many hours watching Arthur and all of his friends learn some pretty important lessons in Elwood City. In my opinion, it is the best kid's show of all time.
The final season of “Arthur” will air in the winter of 2022.