Though ‘Sesame Street’ officially celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, producers at ABC feel it’s never too late to tribute the children’s show’s enduring legacy.
For over half-a-century, Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and the gang have topped TV ratings and made history for everything from teaching the fundaments of writing, reading, and arithmetic to tackling and packaging social issues in a way children can digest. What’s more, they’ve courted some of Hollywood’s biggest names to help them along the way.
To toast the beloved series, TIME Studios and ABC thought it fitting to assemble even more of Tinseltown’s favorites to pay homage via a 2-hour TV special.
‘Sesame Street’ may not be cruising off the air any time soon, but ABC and Time Studios are partnering to tribute its journey so far.
“…ABC announced on Thursday [March 25] that ‘Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days,’ a new two-hour special about the history and legacy of the series produced by TIME Studios, is set to air Monday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
W. Kamau Bell, Gloria Estefan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Whoopi Goldberg, Chrstopher Jackson, John Legend, Lucy Liu, Olivia Munn, Questlove, Chrissy Teigen, Usher, and more are all set to appear in the new special, with additional participating celebrities to be announced at a later date.”