Season 49

Sesame Street Season 49

This season, the Sesame Street gang is on the job!

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Exploring New “Learning Through Play” Curriculum, the Beloved Preschool Series Adds Imaginative New Segment and Primetime Special

Celebrity Guests Include Tiffany Haddish, Keegan Michael Key, Blake Lively, Chance the Rapper, Amanda Seyfried, Zoe Kravitz, Questlove, Bill Nye, and Solange Knowles

(New York, NY – October 29, 2018) — For almost five decades, Sesame Street has been using the power of media to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder – and this season, debuting on HBO on Saturday, November 10th, is no exception. The 49th season of the iconic children’s show will explore a “Learning Through Play” curriculum that models how kids can build school readiness skills as they try out different roles during play.  In line with the new curriculum, the season will start with a new primetime special that puts a madcap spin on the familiar  pretend-playing different careers. Also new this season is “Abby’s Amazing Adventures,” a recurring animated segment starring Abby Cadabby that shows how girls – and boys, and fairies-in-training! – can take charge of their own journeys.

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Rebecca Timms

Senior Director,
Strategic Communications
Sesame Workshop

Lizzie Fishman

Vice President,
Strategic Communications

Sesame Workshop

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