This fall, we and “Sesame Street” are introducing new episodes, a bonus half-hour program in the afternoon (available on-air and online), and celebrating the iconic series’ 45th year of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Another bonus? Lots of fun celebrity appearances and spoofs grown-ups will enjoy, too!
Season 45 Fun …
As you’ve come to expect, the dancing and musical fun never stops in the 45th season on the street. “Sesame Street” is now building in interactive breaks into each show to encourage to get moving while they learn the letter and number of the day. There are grooving, original songs to look forward to — like “The Power of Yet,” with Janelle Monae and “Two Different Worlds,” with Ed Sherran, fun spoofs — like “What Makes ‘U’ Useful” (One Direction) and “Thrift shop” (Macklemore) — and fun remakes of classic “Sesame Street” standards with artists including Bichael Bule and Taye Diggs.
As always, of course, “Sesame Street” is filled with fun moments for children … and grownups, too. Spoofs we’re especially looking forward to include “House of Bricks”/“House of Cards,” “Game of Chairs”/“Game of Thrones,” “Twilight Breaking Cookie”/“Twilight Breaking Dawn,” and “Jurassic Cookie”/“Jurassic Park.”
… And Games!
On top of all the broadcast blasts we’ll share, online games will also be launching this fall. Be sure to keep a lookout for “Grover’s Rhyme Time Express!” and “Abby’s Sandbox Search” at pbskids.org/sesamestreet
New Afternoon Program
Giving your “Sesame Street” fans of all ages even more access to the series they love, the new, bonus, half-hour program will air on AETN weekdays at 1 p.m. Each of these episodes is a shortened version of the morning’s one-hour program and includes a “Street Story,” a “Word on the Street” segment, a celebrity vocab segment, songs, spoofs, letter/number dance breaks and popular favorite segments (like Super Grover 2.0”). What’s even better is that you’ll also be able to access selected episodes for free online at pbskids.org/video and on the PBS KIDS Video App. If you have Apple TV or a Roku player, you’ll also be able to watch the videos there!