Taking it to the street!
Sesame Street will return for its 46th season — its first season straight to HBO — on January 16, 2016!
The brand new 30-minute format will feature new segments, cast members, opening numbers, and even a brand new set from that which Sesame Street fans have been accustomed!
These mark some of the boldest changes to the show in years!
But the preschool classic will continue to bring the biggest stars — Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Nick Jonas, Sara Bareilles, Alan Cumming, Fifth Harmony, Gina Rodriguez, and Ne-Yo will all be making guest appearances this season!
The show is also adding a new character — Nina, a bilingual Hispanic young woman who will be played by Suki Lopez!
Carol-Llynn Parente, the executive producer of Sesame Street, shared her excitement for the update:
“I am so excited for kids to explore our updated neighborhood and discover where their favorite characters live. Sesame Street has always been the ideal play date for preschoolers; now that play date is focused on topics and themes that are very engaging to kids, with our signature educational messages embedded into laughter and music.”
Sounds like a new format but still the classic show we remember!
The first episode will debut January 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. ET — and it sounds like it’ll be a must-watch!!