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Nothing for the kids on TV? Good thing there's lots of great children's programming available on Netflix streaming, from educational classics "Sesame Street" and "Reading Rainbow," to newer animated series of kids' favorites "Scooby-Doo" and "Curious George."
Here's 16 fun kids' shows you'll want to add your queue.
- Sharon Knolle
VideosLast Week Tonight: John Oliver Rips the Confederate Flag to Shreds
The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight chose fraudulent televangelists for his latest target, exposing several false prophets for the greedy, deceitful life-ruiners they really are. (My personal favorite is the preacher who commands his viewers to “act happy” about the private jets he recently purchased. In cash.)
Oliver could have stopped there, but as is tradition, he took it one step further by creating his own (legal!) church known as Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption. And »
Which Once Upon a Time heroine is getting a Brave buddy? What’s the latest on Castle‘s mom and dad? Is Arrow‘s Canary still getting black-and-blue? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Next time you speak with Once Upon a Time creators Adam and Eddy, can you ask them about Belle’s storyline for Season 5A? Even a small hint would be greatly appreciated. –Betsy
Your wish has been granted! “We’ve always wondered what would happen if Belle and Merida went on an adventure together…,” Ep Adam Horowitz shares. “We hope you do, »
Thursday’s news that beloved children’s program “Sesame Street” will air on HBO for the next five seasons was met with as much befuddlement as it was relief. Sure, the partnership will provide the funding to keep Big Bird and crew on the air, but does “Sesame Street” really belong on a channel known for edgy comedies and sex- and violence-stuffed dramas? But the coupling isn’t as odd as it might at first seem. After all, the two worlds have collided before, in the form of “Sesame Street” parodies “Birdwalk Empire” and “Game of Chairs.” In the interest of further synergy, »
- Wrap Staff
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” announced a new partnership with HBO on Thursday, bringing the next five seasons of the children’s television series to the premium cable network. That’s right, Big Bird and Cookie Monster will now appear on the same network as Lena Dunham’s frequently naked body, the high frequency of cursing on “Veep” and not-infrequent incidents of rape on “Game of Thrones.” Will Elmo and the gang be out of place on HBO, or will the new partnership lead to some compelling new crossovers? Watch the latest Wrap Trends and find out! »
- Wrap Staff
HBO is the new home for Sesame Street from this fall – but why did the show make the move from PBS, and what does it mean for children and their parents?
For anyone who’s taken a trip down Sesame Street, Thursday was both a sad day and a happy one.
Related: Sesame Street is moving to HBO for the next five seasons
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- Nigel M Smith
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Masters of Sex, Humans, Scream and Complications!
1 | Do Killjoys’ John and Alvis look just a bit too much alike, at a quick glance?
2 | On Hannibal, was Bedelia’s hand down Neal’s throat the biggest plate of crazy on the menu? And does anyone want to take a crack at explaining what the bloody hell was going on there?
VideosHumans Finale Sneak Peek: The Hawkins Plot to Save the Synths
3 | Is Humans’ Mattie »
Sesame Street is going to be more than TV soon. It's going to be HBO. While the classic family favorite isn't leaving PBS anytime soon, Sesame Workshop announced today that HBO and its various platforms will be showing the next five seasons of Sesame Street, allowing producers to make nearly twice as much content that, after a nine-month window, will be free for PBS affiliates. (So if that alone means fewer between-programming telethons, we're on board.) Remember, Fraggle Rock originated on HBO back in the day, so this isn't quite as strange as it sounds when you first hear it. But of course the premium-cable network has certainly evolved since 1987, and is known now more than ever »
You might say “Sesame Street’s” newest move is being brought to you not by a letter or number, but by a symbol: $. If the show’s production company, Sesame Workshop, didn’t find a new way to win financial support for the venerable kids’ program, it would not have been able to continue in its mission of educating children the way it has since 1969.
“The current path we were walking on wasn’t going to work,” explained Steve Youngwood, chief operating officer of Sesame Workshop, in an interview Thursday afternoon. He said the new one will: a five-year deal with Time Warner’s HBO that will result in the production of nearly twice as many “Sesame Street” episodes per season than usual (albeit each half as long).
“Sesame Street” is a national treasure, created in the late 1960s as a way to use TV to help young kids prepare for school. »
- Brian Steinberg
HBO isn’t known for skewing young, but it’s about to enter the family market in a big way: Sesame Street’s next five seasons will premiere on the premium cable network.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Emmy-winning program, announced on Thursday that it has struck a deal with HBO that will allow it to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons – 35 new episodes a year, up from the 18 it produces now.
Related: Sesame Street: not suitable for children
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- Nigel M Smith
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Emmy Award-winning program Sesame Street and HBO, the nation's leading premium cable network, today announced a new partnership that will make the next five seasons of the iconic series available on HBO and its multiplex channels, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and the new internet-only Svod service HBO Now. As a key part of the deal, Sesame Street will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window. Here's what Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey D. Dunn had to say in a statement.
"Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model. It provides Sesame Workshop with the critical funding it needs to be able to continue production of Sesame Street and secure »
Maybe Big Bird will be the one to save Jon Snow? That could be the case now that Sesame Street and Game of Thrones will soon be on the same network. You heard that right. Thanks to a five-year deal between the premium cable network and Sesame Workshop, the next five seasons of Sesame Street will air on HBO, HBO Go, HBO On Demand, and HBO Now before anywhere else. Then, after nine months, the infamous children’s series will be available free of charge to PBS and its member stations. “Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model,” said Jeffrey D. Dunn, Sesame Workshop’s CEO. “It provides Sesame Workshop with the critical funding it needs to be able to continue production of Sesame Street and secure its nonprofit mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder; it gives HBO exclusive pay cable and »
- Chris King
Big Bird will have a new home at HBO for the next five years. The premium cable network has partnered with Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — to air the next fives seasons of the children’s series on HBO, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and HBO Now. New episodes will begin to air as early as late fall 2015, HBO announced on Thursday, and those episodes will become available free of charge to PBS after a nine-month window. Also read: 'Deadwood' Could Return as a Movie, HBO Says In addition to the next five seasons of “Sesame Street, »
- Reid Nakamura
Now before Big Bird squawks, know this: As a result of the partnership, Sesame Street will be able to produce nearly twice as much new content and, for the first time ever, make the show available for free to PBS and its member stations, nine months after episodes debut on HBO.
Also as part of the deal, »
The Time Warner pay-cable service said it would license the next five seasons of the venerable program, which has taught preschoolers for decades about numbers, letters, emotional development and the joys of a rubber duckie. The series has become a mainstay of the American cultural experience, and has often served as one of the first pieces of video entertainment experienced by the nation’s tykes.
New episodes will begin airing on HBO as early as late fall. And there will be more of them: HBO will air twice as many “Sesame” episodes in a season than has been the recent norm, lifting the number produced to 35.
“Sesame Street” will still appear on PBS, which has aired the program since 1969. But new episodes will first appear on HBO, and then be provided to PBS after nine months. It was disclosed yesterday that »
- Brian Steinberg
Emmy-snubbed Empire enjoyed a little kudos vindication Saturday, taking home top honors at the 2015 Television Critics Association Awards.
Photos Emmys 2015: The 47 Biggest Snubs
Other noteworthy winners at the non-televised ceremony, hosted by Late Late Show’s James Corden, include AMC’s Better Call »
The Muppets were a huge part of my childhood. One of the first movies I really remember going to see was “The Muppets Take Manhattan”, and I grew up watching “Sesame Street”. As an adult, I’ve been to see the new Muppet movie releases and purchased all three seasons of the original “Muppet Show” that have been released (and am waiting for the other two any time now).
When ABC announced they’d be airing a new “Muppet Show” starting in September this fall, I was excited. That’s been tarnished by what feels like a cheap shot at publicity.
Now, I realize that the famous pig and her equally famous frog beau are fictional characters. It’s also very true that bad »
After nearly 17 years of bettering Americans’ lives with his wit and wisdom, Jon Stewart said #JonVoyage to The Daily Show on Thursday, leaving an epic legacy (and one final lesson about the dangers of bulls–t) in his wake.
That said, it might not have been the final hour many longtime viewers were anticipating — at least not at first.
“Even though it’s our last night on the air, I feel a responsibility, nay, an obligation to devote the entirety of our »
Read More: The Man Inside the Bird: Caroll Spinney and Filmmakers Look Back on 45 Years of 'Sesame Street' 1985 was a good year to be a kid at the multiplex. The year’s biggest performer was "Back to the Future" — which earned over $210 million at the box office and is still a universally beloved franchise-starter, a tough trick that’s even harder to pull off these days — a time-traveling adventure film that came complete with a PG-rating, all the better to telegraph exactly who its audience was (basically, everyone). "Back to the Future" wasn’t a "kids movie" in the traditional sense, but it shaped millions of young moviegoers when it debuted in the summer of ’85, sealing its place as a perennial favorite for lots of children of the eighties. Elsewhere, "The Goonies," "The Breakfast Club," "Teen Wolf" and re-issues of both "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and the animated "101 Dalmatians" all. »
- Kate Erbland
PBS’ animated “Nature Cat” may be aimed at kids, but it boasts the voices of “SNL” veterans Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson. The crossover casting makes plenty of sense to Moynihan, who told television critics on Saturday that animation, sketch comedy and even the Muppets all exist under basically the same umbrella. “I’ve always been a big Muppet guy,” Moynihan said of his participation in an animated children’s show. “‘The Muppet Show’ to me, and ‘Sesame Street’ … they’re in the same world as ‘SNL.'” “It’s all a variety show — it just happens that some of them. »
- Tony Maglio
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