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Sesame Street Returning For Historic 50th Season With Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor & More

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Sesame Street Muppets photographed on July 1, 1981.

Can you tell me how to get to (50 seasons of) Sesame Street? On Wednesday (Oct. 16), Sesame Workshop -- the nonprofit behind the iconic children’s show -- announced that Sesame Street will return later this fall for a historic 50th season.

The season will kick off on Nov. 9 with a primetime special, Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, on HBO. The episode is set to feature guest appearances by the likes of Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Norah Jones and Nile Rodgers.

The regular season will premiere the following week on Nov. 16. Special guests making their way to Sesame Street over the course of Season 50 will include Charlie Puth, Maren Morris, Dave Grohl and Chrissy Teigen.

Following its debut on HBO, Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration will air Nov. 17 on PBS and PBS Kids.


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