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"Arthur" will come to an end after 25 years.
PBS Kids is planning to end the iconic children's series, screenwriter Kathy Waugh revealed during a recent interview on the "Finding DW" podcast.
Executive Producer Carol Greenwald said reruns will continue to be available on PBS Kids.
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"Arthur is the longest running children's animated series in history and is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion through many groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers," Greenwald said in a statement.
"Arthur" is aimed at children from 4 to 8 years old.
It stars Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends, according to PBS Kids.
Waugh told the podcast: "Arthur is no longer in production. We had our goodbye party two years ago. I think [PBS] made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I know I'm not the only one who thinks they were wrong." .
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He continued: "I don't know if it was a hearing issue or if they thought it should be withdrawn. To me, it felt imperishable, like it was never going to end, but it ended."
Waugh developed the series based on the books by Marc Brown.
The show is the longest running children's animation series in the US and has won four Daytime Emmys for Best Children's Animation Program.
The series ends with season 25, which will air in winter 2022. It was previously renewed for four seasons in 2018. It premiered in October 1996.