A New Season of Sesame Street

Sesame Street Crew Joins KAMU for Season 53

Kick off the fall by tuning in to the newest season of “Sesame Street” on KAMU. Learn and grow with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more as your favorite characters team up with a star-studded list of celebrity guests. Here’s what you need to know about this historic and meaningful show before it premieres on Sept. 7.

The return of your favorite cast, both new and old

Since its start in 1969, “Sesame Street” has become one of the most iconic PBS programs. It includes some of television’s most renowned characters, making it hard to find someone who doesn’t hold this historic show close to their hearts. Later in the article, we share just how special this show is to KAMU. 

Over its 50 plus years of production, the “Sesame Street” cast has made many new additions while continuing to include its popular leads. On Season 53, you can still find Ernie playing his mischievous tricks on Bert or practice your numbers with Count Von Count. But you can also meet some new faces who joined the show recently, such as Gabrielle. Learn about Gabrielle’s passion for music as well as her love for cooking with her grandmother in this new season.

What’s new this season?

Aside from its iconic cast, “Sesame Street” is known for bringing influential figures on to its set. In the past, the show has hosted presidents, musicians and actors, and this new season is no different.

The first episode of Season 53 includes visits from musician Mickey Guyton and comedian Amber Ruffin. You can tune in as the season progresses to see guest appearances from Brett Goldstein, Samuel L. Jackson, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and more.

Later this fall, you can also look forward to the Season 53 holiday special, “Sesame Street: The Nutcracker.” Watch on KAMU as Elmo and Tango explore this classic tale.

A meaningful message

This season of “Sesame Street” will continue the show’s mission of educating children through a positive environment. Sesame Workshop states that Season 53 is “devoted to helping children grow up with a healthy self-identity and sense of belonging.” When watching their favorite PBS KIDS program, viewers can grow their knowledge with new ways to celebrate their own culture and heritage. 

One of KAMU’s most beloved programs

KAMU has always had a close connection with the show. For our 10th anniversary in 1980, the street next to our broadcast building was renamed “Sesame Street” to celebrate. Although this sign is no longer present, this fun fact serves as a memento of the history of KAMU and our dedication to educational programming. 

To learn more about the history of our own “Sesame Street,” check out this Aggie Fact from our show, “Texas A&M Today.”

When and where to watch

You can watch the Season 53 premiere Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. on KAMU. Following this date, a new episode will be released each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. 

You can also watch “Sesame Street” on our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel (channel 12.3 or Optimum 18). New episodes from Season 53 air Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.

Looking to stream “Sesame Street” from your device? Download the PBS KIDS Video app to watch both new and old episodes for free. Fans of the show can also check out the PBS KIDS games website, which features dozens of educational games to enjoy.

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