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How ‘Sesame Street’ Is Preparing for a Future Beyond Its HBO Max Deal

There are few television brands more iconic than Sesame Street.  The long-running children’s TV show, which debuted in 1969 and is produced by Sesame Workshop, will debut its 53rd season on HBO Max Nov. 3. But the season will also reflect reverberations from 2020, both in response to learning loss and issues of emotional well-being […]

Amy Schumer, Julio Torres Will Guest Appear on New Civics-Focused PBS Kids Series ‘City Island’

Amy Schumer and Julio Torres are among the list of stars set to guest appear on PBS Kids’ newly announced animated series City Island. From Future Brain Media and creator Aaron Augenblick, founder of animation company Augenblick Studios, the first 10 digital shorts debut on Dec. 26 followed by a second set of 10 on […]

Puppet Series ‘Donkey Hodie’ Gets Second Season at PBS Kids (Exclusive)

PBS Kids has given a second season-pickup to Donkey Hodie, the puppet series from Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures that’s inspired by original characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood The new season of the show is set to premiere in spring 2023, featuring 25 half-hour episodes including two specials. Inspired by the “funny, quirky side of children’s television […]

Composer Bill Sherman on Reimagining Music From ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ and ‘Here Comes Donkey Hodie’ Album

Grammy-, Tony- and Emmy-winning composer Bill Sherman counts Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson — currently two of the biggest names in music-centric movies — among his list of famous friends. But the In the Heights and Tick, Tick … Boom! executive music producer also has a few other famous friends, likely more recognizable by […]