Children around the world can rest easy knowing “PAW Patrol” has not been canceled.
Speculation over the fate of the animated Nickelodeon series first occurred after White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany erroneously said the show had been axed.
While finishing a press briefing on Friday, McEnany was discussing the effects of “cancel culture” by listing the names of television programs about cops which had been canceled in recent weeks amid the outcry over police brutality.
“We saw a few weeks ago that "PAW Patrol," a cartoon show about cops, was cancelled. The show "Cops" was cancelled, "Live P.D." was cancelled. LEGO halted sales of their LEGO City Police Station,” McEnany told reporters. “It is really unfortunate, because I stand with, the president stands with, the 53% of Americans who believe police officers have the most important jobs in this country.”
But a spokesperson for Nickelodeon later confirmed to Deadline that “PAW Patrol” had not been canceled.
To make sure the fake news didn’t continue to spread, the show’s official Twitter account also set the record straight by tweeting: “No need to worry. PAW Patrol is not canceled.”
Last month, the Paramount Network canceled “Cops” after more than 30 years on the air.
“‘Cops’ is not on the Paramount Network and we don’t have any current or future plans for it to return,” a Paramount Network spokesperson said in a statement.
Days later, A&E announced they had canceled “Live PD” in the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” the network said in a statement.
Nickelodeon renewed “PAW Patrol” earlier this year.