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Sesame Street shrinks to 30 minutes, new shows will premiere on HBO and PBS nine months later

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Oscarfan, Aug 12, 2015.


What is the biggest major change Sesame Street has been through in the past 46 years?

  1. Adding the first daily repetitive segment, Elmo's World, beginning in 1998

  2. Reducing the annual shows from 130 episodes in 1998 eventually down to 26 episodes in 2003

  3. Changing from an unpredictable "commercial" format to a more predictable "block" format in 2002

  4. Shrinking from a 60 minute show to a 30 minute show in fall 2015

  5. New shows debuting on HBO, then airing on PBS nine months later beginning in fall 2015


  1. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Do the episodes in Australia still have Elmo segments at the end or are Elmo's World and Elmo the Musical still separate TV shows there?
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Wasn't sure where to post this, but for all you non-HBO-havin' folks:

    Season 46 starts on PBS on September 12. They're airing in a random order, so watch the schedules to see when certain episodes air.
    Pig's Laundry likes this.
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Is this inside knowledge or is this info on the internet somewhere?
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It's from a PBS schedule.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Was Season 47 already in the process of filming before the HBO deal as well? Looking at Muppet Wiki, I see there's still a number of celebrities appearing that season, and there's still evidence of more than half of what they film being cheaply and lazily done with greenscreen.
  6. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    No, because those celebrity segments are filmed in LA, so I don't think they have as much capabilities there as they do in their normal studio.
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Ever since the HBO deal, PBS has been showing a lot less episodes of the show? It's been the same few episodes over and over again. I've been seeing "The Rainbow Show", "Cowmonster Pair', "Big Bird's Nest Sale", "The Cookie Tree", "Still Life With Cookie" and a few other ones a lot. It's like PBS is only allowed to show like 10 episodes now.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Sounds exactly like PBS's normal hijinx to me.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So, if anyone caught the PBS rebroadcasts, you'll know they actually still have sponsors. It's just United Healthcare and Beaches. So at least it's fewer than before HBO's money.

    So I'm going to guess this is just upkeep on PBS's part?
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    United Healthcare is a bunch of crooks.

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