(CNN)"Arthur" is coming to an end aft 25 years.
PBS Kids plans to extremity the iconic children's series, screenwriter Kathy Waugh revealed during a caller interrogation connected the "Finding DW" podcast.
Executive shaper Carol Greenwald said reruns volition proceed to beryllium disposable connected PBS Kids.
"Arthur is the longest-running kids animated bid successful past and is known for teaching kindness, empathy and inclusion done galore groundbreaking moments to generations of viewers," Greenwald said successful a statement.
"Arthur" is aimed astatine children ages 4 to 8. It stars 8-year-old aardvark Arthur and his household and friends, according to PBS Kids.
Waugh told the podcast: "Arthur is nary longer successful production. We had our wrapper enactment 2 years ago. I deliberation [PBS] made a mistake, and I deliberation Arthur should travel backmost and I cognize I'm not unsocial successful reasoning they made a mistake."
She continued: "I don't cognize if it was a ratings contented oregon if it felt similar it needed to beryllium retired. To me, it felt evergreen, similar it was ne'er going to end, but it did end."
Waugh developed the amusement based connected the books by Marc Brown. The amusement is the longest-running children's animated bid successful the US and has won 4 Daytime Emmys for outstanding children's animated program.
The amusement ends with Season 25, which is acceptable to aerial successful the wintertime of 2022. It was antecedently renewed for 4 seasons successful 2018. It premiered successful October 1996.