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Sesame Street
Premiere Estimated 2018

Sesame Street's 48th season is set to debut on HBO following season 47.

The season began production in the fall of 2016, with partial taping officially beginning on October 31, 2016[1] and ending on December 9.[2] Filming resumed the week of January 30, 2017 and continued through the week of February 27.

The season's curriculum focus will be on diversity, and introduces a new Cookie Monster segment, focused on teaching the origins of certain foods.[3]

This is the last season to feature Billy Barkhurst as Ernie, with Peter Linz having taken over the role mid-2017.

Guest stars for the season include: Leon Bridges,[4] Alessia Cara,[5] Ellie Goulding,[6] Josh Groban,[7] Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez,[8] Padma Lakshmi,[9] John Legend,[10] Lucy Liu,[11] and Kate McKinnon.[12]



  1. Matt Vogel on Twitter: "First day of school! #sesamestreet #season48"
  2. Stephanie D'Abruzzo official site
  3. SESAME STREET: An Inside look at TIFF Festival 2017 (2:44)
  4. @SesameStreet on Instagram: "Swaying to the beat with @leonbridgesofficial #Season48"
  5. @SesameStreet on Twitter: "Even @OscarTheGrouch couldn't resist popping up to meet @alessiacara! #Season48"
  6. @elliegoulding on Instagram: "An absolute dream of an afternoon 💛 #SesameStreet #OMG #SoHappy"
  7. @JoshGroban on Twitter: "I. Am. So. Happy. Today. Thank you Sesame Street for this magic day and for the memories both old and new. 🍪"
  8. @SesameStreet on Instagram: "Look who stopped by Big Bird's nest! @lauriehernandez_ #Season48"
  9. @SesameStreet on Twitter: "Look who came to visit us on set today! @PadmaLakshmi #Season48"
  10. @SesameStreet on Instagram: So excited to have @johnlegend spend some time on Sesame Street! #Season48
  11. @totallyryandillon on Instagram: "The Sesame Muppeteers with Lucy Liu - she was amazing and a total pro! #season48 @lucyliu"
  12. @SesameStreet on Twitter: ".@BigBird made a new friend today and she is the best! Kate McKinnon, thanks for visiting! #Season48

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Season 47 (2017) N/A

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