Sesame Street‘s beloved Elmo will try to help comfort kids and families during the Coronavirus pandemic in a special 30-minute prime time program that will air in the US and internationally tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14
The program features celebrity guests along with such beloved friends of Elmo including Grover, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby, and lots of songs and dancing.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will air across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM ET/PT.
The special will also air on PBS Kids at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms, as well as part of the HBO offering on HBO Max at the time of its launch.
The progam is part of Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative
The special features celebrity guests Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross.
They’ll also celebrate the EMTs, doctors, and other everyday heroes who are helping families through the health crisis, sing songs, play games and take silly dance breaks.
Ross plays a game of “Elmo Says,” Miranda pops in for a few rounds of “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” Hathaway and Elmo get moving with “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
“WarnerMedia recognizes how difficult these isolation efforts are for families, especially ones with children,” said Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer.
“With Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate airing simultaneously across our networks, we are confident that this special will bring family members together for a unique in-home viewing experience that will provide laughter, joy and relief during this challenging time.”
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969.
Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve.
For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.