Street's 37th season delayed until August 14
season to focus on social and emotional growth
of the New York Daily News
isn't open "Sesame" just yet. The word on the street is
that "Sesame Street" will debut its 37th season later
year, the PBS children's show opened in April but in-house matters
have delayed production, spokeswoman Ellen Lewis said, so toddlers
will have to subsist on more reruns than usual.
batch of 26 episodes begins taping sometime this spring and is scheduled
to start airing Aug. 14.
Street" is taking a detour this time around. It will emphasize
social and emotional growth, "not so much ABCs and 123s,"
Lewis said. That means toddlers can count on learning more about
dealing with separation and sharing, too.
While not revealing
any profound character changes - such as Cookie Monster eating healthier
in season 37 - Lewis said the show will continue to shape with the
times. Gina the veterinarian (played by Alison Bartlett) will adopt
a baby from Guatemala. And kids can look for a new girl Muppet to
make a bow.
series has won 101 Emmys and has been nominated for 13 more.
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