HBO Celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary With a Special Prime Time Program Hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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The iconic show has spanned five decades and multiple generations, and now Sesame Street is turning the big 50 with a special evening presentation, ‘Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration’. The show will be on HBO and HBO NOW Saturday, November 9th at 7 PM ET.

The celebration, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will take a look back at fifty years and reimagines classic segments and songs like “People in Your Neighborhood” and “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” The special includes cameos from rarely seen characters like Roosevelt Franklin and Kermit the Frog, and visits from celebrity guests Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K. Brown, Norah Jones, Nile Rodgers, and Itzhak Perlman. Human cast members returning for the special include Bob McGrath (Bob), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Emilio Delgado (Luis), Loretta Long (Susan), Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Linda Bove (Linda), Alison Bartlett (Gina), Nitya Vidyasagar (Leela), and Olamide Faison (Miles).

Season 50 of Sesame Street will be the last season to stream on HBO before it moves to HBO Max, and will kick off November 16 with new episodes airing weekly the characters and story lines will continue to encourage kids to learn, be creative and think outside the box. This season’s focus will be on helping alleviate the pressures of academic success that is placed on children at an increasingly early age.

You can watch Sesame Street on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand partners’ streaming platforms. Starting with season 51, HBO Max will be the streaming home of Sesame Street with premiere episodes and exclusive access to the entire 50-year Sesame Street library. Sesame Street content continues to be available to PBS KIDS viewers.

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