'Sesame Street' Introduces New Muppet in Hunger Special (Video)
PBS' "Growing Hope Against Hunger" will feature Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams Paisley.
There’s a new Muppet in town.
The nonprofit organization that produces Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop, is bringing a one-hour primetime special to PBS to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in the U.S. The special will star musician Brad Paisley and actress Kimberly Williams Paisley, and a new Muppet named Lily, whose family has an ongoing struggle with hunger.
VIDEO: 'The Muppets' at D23: Jason Segel Talks About Their Comedic Influence
“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said Brad and Kimberly Paisley in a joint statement. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked us to be a part of this important project.”
Growing Hope Against Hunger presents families’ personal stories to raise awareness of the widespread issue of hunger in the United States, as well as strategies that have helped these families find resources and grow stronger together.
VIDEO: The Muppets Parody R-Rated 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' in New Trailer
For now, 7-year-old Lily is only scheduled to appear in the special. Previous Sesame Street specials have explored the subjects of economic instability and children with parents in the military.
The special will air on October 9 at 7 p.m. ET/ PT on PBS.
Watch highlights from the PBS special, Growing Hope Against Hunger:
- Prince Takes Over the 'Arsenio Hall Show,' Debuts New Funky Song
- A Train, a Trestle and 60 Seconds to Escape: How 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones Lost Her Life
- 'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley: The Next Jennifer Lawrence?
- 'Noah' Banned in Several Middle Eastern Countries
- Lindsay Lohan's OWN Series Gets First Official Trailer (Video)
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
What's Hot in TV
Follow the Feed
- Russell Brand Says There's Only One Explanation For Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death (VIDEO)
- This Guy's Acapella Version Of Mike Tyson's 'Punch Out' Will Make You Nostalgic (VIDEO)
- Conan O'Brien Gives Body-Slam Filled Review Of The WWE 2K14 Video Game
- George Lopez Returns With 'Saint George' And Talks Diversity On Television (VIDEO)