For The Kids: Sesame Street's Elmo's Playdate to Air on HBO, TNT & More

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WarnerMedia announced it will air the half-hour special, SESAME STREET: ELMO'S PLAYDATE, simultaneously across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang on TUESDAY, APRIL 14 (7:00-7:30 p.m. ET/PT). The special will also air on PBS KIDS at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Part of Sesame Workshop's Caring for Each Other initiative, the special is aimed at helping kids and families around the world feel connected in this time of uncertainty and features everyone's favorite "Sesame Street" friends and celebrity guests including Lin-Manuel MirandaAnne Hathaway and Tracee Ellis Ross.
 
SESAME STREET: ELMO'S PLAYDATE will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms, as well as part of the HBO offering on HBO Max at the time of its launch.
 
The half-hour special follows Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and a few famous friends as they find new ways to play and learn together. Celebrating everything from the EMTs, doctors, and other everyday heroes who are helping families through the health crisis to the simple pleasures of baking cookies at home, the playdate takes the form of a cozy video conference that will feel very familiar to today's viewers. Celebrities and Sesame Street friends will sing songs, play games, and take silly dance breaks. Tracee Ellis Ross plays a game of "Elmo Says," Lin-Manuel Miranda pops in for a few rounds of "Old McDonald Had a Farm," Anne Hathaway and Elmo get moving with "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," and more. Kids will love getting a visit from their Sesame Street friends, and caregivers will appreciate how the special models playful learning opportunities they can use at home.
 
Sesame Workshop is committed to supporting families through this unprecedented time of uncertainty with the new Caring for Each Other initiative. As the situation evolves, SesameStreet.org/caring will be updated to meet the changing needs of caregivers and  young children.

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