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Major Changes in store for Sesame Street Season 46

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by ssetta, Mar 14, 2015.

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  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Sources are still saying it'll air in late fall 2015 on HBO.
     
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Of course, late fall could mean anywhere from late November to early December. Can't tell you how many times I've heard or seen coming fall of year X and it just manages to squeak by the last day, if not the beginning of the next season.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    This isn't the first time this has happened. This isn't even the second. The new seasons always began in November from the beginning up till Season 31, which ended up getting delayed a couple of months; after that, new seasons began in January up till Season 34. From then till Season 37, new seasons began in April, then 37 was delayed till August. Season 40 was held off till November 10 in honor of SST's first broadcast on that date in 1969; since then, new seasons began in September.

    Again, this sudden HBO deals seems to have made waves, and I'm sure it's causing a lot of crazy changes behind the scenes regarding the show and its broadcast.
     
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  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Oh really?

    When was Season 31 originally supposed to be broadcasted?
     
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Season 30 premiered in November 1998,so Season 31 was meant to air in November the following year in 1999 but instead aired two months later in February 2000.
     
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  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Okay. Thank you.
     
  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Still doesn't really tell us anything. Heck, I'm waiting for the new Furchester Hotel eps to show up on You Tube. I don't think an airdate's been set yet for that either.
     
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah releasing the rest of The Furchester, I think would be the perfect way to help with the long wait between seasons.
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Never was a fan of bouncing premiere dates no matter what the show. I get that they want to have anniversaries and stuff like that, but a little more consistency in their air dates wouldn't have hurt. Something tells me it's more on PBS's end than SW's, and I'm sure the all the sudden deal with HBO may have factored into the yet to be announced official air date. Then again, you wonder when this season would have aired if that didn't go down. There was talk of an episode to have aired on Halloween, so I'm wondering if we were going to get a September release like the last couple seasons.

    Whatever the date is, I'm sure we're all on pins and needles to look at how the refurbished Sesame Street will play out.
     
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  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ugh. Late fall turns into mid-Winter, just as I figured it would. Like I've said a hundred times already, they should have started with season 47, which would have been fully financed and produced by HBO. Does the 9 months include January? Either way, it's going to be almost a year before episodes that were supposed to air a month or so ago if the HBO thing didn't happen. I sincerely hope they didn't shove too many at the moment pop culture bits in there.
     
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    This season starts in January and will probably end in like March or April,which might be around the time Season 47 starts filming.And if Season 47 starts filming in spring then it may air in autumn,so we could be getting two new seasons in 2016. I doubt they'd make us wait almost a year for another season after we already waited for such a long time for season 46.
     
  13. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

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    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

  15. antsamthompson9

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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Gee, this must be the same people who complained that the Muppets upstaged the celebrity casts in THE MUPPETS (2011) and MMW.
     
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  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Well this is worrying. I hope we get some clarification soon. If the show changes too much I may stop watching,and i'm sure many other people will as well.
    EDIT: So with the fewer puppets thing,I hope they're just talking about the 'main six' thing they mentioned earlier this year and that they aren't talking about getting rid of a bunch of characters in Season 47. Also they mention the show would be "kinder and "gentler",what does that mean? Will the show become less funny and too cute? Are they trying to make this show too much like other preschool shows on currently?
     
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  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    What's crazy about that statement is that it's referring to Sesame Street. How much "kinder" and "gentler" can it get? It's like saying Star Trek needs to be more "sci-fi-ish."
     
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  19. ssetta

    ssetta Active Member

    It seems like the show is taking a similar direction that it took in Season 33. I also noticed that article said there would be fewer pop culture references. I've noticed that's something that seems to have come and gone. I remember when I was a kid back in the 80s and early 90s they did it all the time, but then they kind of stopped it in the late 90s, and then they brought it back. So it seems like they're stopping it again.
     
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The fewer characters was something we've already known about. There was always some level of market research for the show to an extent (show wouldn't have had Elmo be a huge influence if that wasn't the case). Something tells me whatever's going to be wrong and the reason why Joey left will be more subtle and with the show's substance.

    Though I'm not complaining about less pop culture parodies. I like them for the most part, but they're only there to say "HEY! We still exist! Ignore the piles of Paw Patrol merchandise. We're still relevant with fleeting, in name only parodies" to the media and parents who bizarrely never considered a show they watched when they were younger that continues to exist.

    I am still worried about the actual product when it finally premieres, but that's at least 2 months to a year away. And an extra 9 months for those who don't have HBO. Season 46 was already filmed for the most part, if not all of it before the HBO deal went down (I'm 50/50 sure they shot extra episodes for HBO once the deal hit). The major changes sound like they're coming next season. Unless seeds of it were planted in 46, and that's why Joey left.
     
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