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CollegeHumor is getting a comical behind-the-scenes look at the yearly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The comedy brand will release a series of interview videos called Macy’s Confetti Carpet on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
Hosted by TV personality Ross Mathews, CollegeHumor’s Macy’s Confetti Carpet interviews will feature various Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrities and performers before they head out onto the parade route. This is the second year CollegeHumor has hosted the seasonal series. In 2014, Jena Friedman and Pat Cassels stopped well-known names like Sesame Street’s Elmo, Frozen’s Idina Menzel, and YouTube a cappella group Pentatonix to ask them inane questions about their careers or their involvement in the Macy’s parade. This video of last year’s Confetti Carpet will give you a taste of what to expect on CollegeHumor’s channel today:
Macy’s Confetti Carpet may be only a temporary series of clips, »
- Bree Brouwer
Poor Laz Delgado!
Adam Rodriguez’s duplicitous Empire character ends this week’s episode — and possibly his run on the series — on the brink of being turned into just another Malbec stain on Cookie’s office carpet, but winds up getting upstaged by a vomiting junkie, a completely crazy kiss and (not so surprisingly) the Lyon matriarch’s eye-popping new jacket (a Tom Ford for Sesame Street original, naturally).
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Worst part is, even if he survives Lucious’ “oh, baby boy, you are soooo dead” death-stare, »
The Big Bird watching on premium cable is less than two months away. HBO will be sweepin’ the clouds away starting January 16 as Sesame Street changes addresses after 45 years on PBS. Two new episodes of the iconic preschooler series will bow back-to-back with its new half-hour format, new opening and closing songs and an updated set. And there will be a new segment called "Smart Cookies" with Cookie Monster that teaches “a Smart Cookie has to stop and think things… »
Sesame Street is undergoing some serious renovations as it moves to HBO in the new year. The children's show will premiere with a new 30-minute format, an updated set, a new cast member, Nina (a bilingual Latina played by Suki Lopez), new opening and closing songs (!), and a new segment for Cookie Monster, called "Smart Cookies." In the segment, Cookie Monster and "a team of crime-fighting cookie friends are on call day and night to thwart the continued efforts of The Crumb," and in doing so will learn valuable lessons in self-restraint and using your brain. The show will play host to a number of human celebrity guests, including Pharrell, Gwen Stefani, Alan Cumming, Nick Jonas, Ne-Yo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Gina Rodriguez. Sesame Street will debut two new episodes at 9 a.m. on January 16. The same content will be available on PBS in the fall. »
- E. Alex Jung
As “Sesame Street” moves to its new home, HBO, the long-running pre-school show is implementing many new changes.
“Sesame Street’s” 46th season — the first to be broadcast on HBO, after decades on PBS — will debut on Saturday, Jan. 16 with two new 30-minute episodes airing back-to-back, starting at 9:00 a.m.
The new half-hour format is a change from the hourlong episodes on PBS, which HBO cites as enabling pre-schoolers to focus their attention and engage more with each story. Following the Jan. 16 premiere, each Saturday morning will kick off with one new episode, followed by a repeat.
Aside from length, HBO’s new “Sesame Street” will also feature a new segment from Cookie Monster called “Smart Cookies,” new preschool-relevant themes, new opening and closing songs, an updated set and a new cast member, Nina — a young, bilingual, Hispanic woman, who will continue the series’ mission of modeling diversity.
Nina is described as a witty, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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The new batch of episodes, as previously reported, will run a “dynamic” 30 minutes (versus an hour), beginning with a double pump on Jan. 16 (starting at 9 am Et). From there on, a new original will air every Saturday at 9, followed by a repeat.
Also new: the show’s theme song is getting an “upbeat update” but »
Would you believe us if we told you that Elmo made his debut on Sesame Street 30 years ago today? It may seem impossible, but the adorable red monster has been a part of our lives for three decades now after his introduction to children everywhere on Nov. 18, 1985. Once we got over how old this monumental milestone made us feel, we got to thinking: How old are some of our other beloved TV characters? So we did the math and, well, it only made us feel even older. Prepare to have your mind blown. Kermit the Frog Jim Henson's most famous creation is still cracking us up on ABC's The Muppets reboot, but the little green guy has some serious years behind him. He first made his debut in 1955 on »
Brothers David and Adam Rudman have long worked on Sesame Street (David is Cookie Monster’s puppeteer and Adam is a writer), and they’ve created Nature Cat, an animated kids series for PBS inspired by their own adventures playing outside as kids. “We wanted to do Looney Tunes with a nature curriculum,” David says. “And we felt like that’s a great way to get kids interested in going outside and inspired to go out in nature.” Nature Cat (premiering Nov. 25 on PBS; check local listings) is about an exuberant housecat who goes outside with his animal pals to explore the outdoors … Continue reading →
The post Tally ho! Imagination runs wild with “Nature Cat” on PBS Kids appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow, Lifetime’s charming Thanksgiving film, almost didn’t get made. Jim Henson originally wrote the film’s treatment with longtime writing partner Jerry Juhl over four decades ago, but the project was shelved, and subsequently forgotten, when another of their projects became a huge success. “The original treatment is dated from 1968,” says Henson’s daughter Lisa, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “By 1969, it was all hands on deck with Sesame Street.” So that treatment lingered in purgatory until it was recently rediscovered. “We came across this treatment,” Lisa recalls, “and I was so charmed by it. I … Continue reading →
The post Lifetime’s “Turkey Hollow” is a Howl appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
CBS is pulling the Enterprise out of storage. HBO landed one of the biggest free agents in showbiz. And NBCUniversal is trying to corner the market on hipster comedians.
As traditional TV networks dive into the Svod channels business, they’re feeling competitive pressure to make their streaming services something more than merely a new way to view their existing linear programming.
CBS and HBO are prepared to step up consumer marketing efforts next year for their broadband-only CBS All Access and HBO Now. So it is no surprise that both are loading on extra incentives to persuade viewers to open their wallets.
“Remember, Netflix itself, Hulu and Amazon also learned the hard way that they can’t just be catalog content from third parties,” said Joel Espelien, senior analyst for Dallas-based consulting firm Tdg Research. “If an Svod service doesn’t have the exclusive ‘wow’ show to draw subscribers, »
- Cynthia Littleton
46 years ago today, “Sesame Street” aired its first episode. Back then, in 1969, Oscar the Grouch was orange, Big Bird was the village idiot, and Elmo and Abby Cadabby weren’t even a glimmer in anyone’s eye. Soon Jim Henson introduced us to the green monster living in a trash can we all know, Big Bird’s character was reworked to be a curious, 6-year-old child, and more new Muppets came to populate that street where the air is sweet. The educational program has aired in over 120 countries and remains a staple in childhoods all around the world. Other notable November 10 happenings in pop culture history: • 1931: The 4th Academy Awards were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Honoring films released between August 1, 1930 and July 31, 1931, the ceremony awarded Best Picture to “Cimarron,” the first Western to win the award and the only one to do so until “Dances with Wolves »
- Emily Rome
At least Jimmy Fallon's sense of humor is still in tact. Jimmy joked about being hospitalized Saturday after injuring his right hand during a fall at Harvard University. His recent wound follows an injury to his left hand in June that required surgery. "Welcome to The Tonight Show," Jimmy said Monday. "I am your host, Trippy Fallon." Wearing a yellow construction hat and safety goggles, he showed off his Sesame Street Band-Aids during the opening monologue. "This time, I injured my other hand right after getting an award from Harvard," he said. "Even after getting into Harvard, I still embarrass my parents." "Fans sent me get-well-soon cards, while my hand doctor »
Oops, he did it again! Jimmy Fallon joked about injuring his hand again last weekend while being honored by the Harvard Lampoon during The Tonight Show on Monday, Oct. 26. “Welcome to The Tonight Show,” Fallon, 41, said. “I am your host, Trippy Fallon.” The comedian showed off his bandaged hand to the audience, covered in Sesame Street Band-Aids. “This time, I injured my other hand right after getting an award from Harvard,” the comedian said. “Even after getting into Harvard, I still embarrass my parents.” Fallon explained how he [...] »
Returning to the same stage where he brought his acerbic sense of humor to Hollywood, Ricky Gervais has been named host of the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, set for Jan. 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The three-hour ceremony serves as the official kick-off to awards season and will be aired live coast to coast from 8-11 p.m. Et on NBC. Here's what NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt had to say in a statement.
"We're excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way. Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor - and send up - the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts."
Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for three consecutive years (2010-12) when the network registered ratings gains from the previous two telecasts. Over that 2010-12 span, the »
Starting off this morning's round-up is Frankenstein Day of the Beast release details for the U.S. and Canada. Also: a new variant for The Walking Dead #1, Kids of Horror photo gallery, Son of Frankenstein screening details, and photos from the 8 Films to Die For premiere.
Frankenstein Day of the Beast: Press Release: "Sgl Entertainment is pleased to announce that they just have signed a 6 picture movie deal with the Legendary Horror Filmmaker Ricardo Islas. As part of the Deal, the first release of many will be Frankenstein Day Of The Beast to be Unleashed on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in the U.S. and Canada. The award-winning film had previously been released in Germany and Japan but will now be Available in North America via Sgl Entertainment along with their partners Mvd and Indie Rights.
In a foggy winter morning, a raft brings a priest to an isolated island. »
- Tamika Jones
Welcome to the block, Julia! Sesame Street has introduced its first-ever autistic character, Julia, to its universe as part of its "See Amazing" initiative, the program revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Julia is the newest pal to join Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, and other beloved characters on the long-running children's show. The sunny, big-eyed, little girl with a cute smile is part of a new initiative that seeks to bring awareness to autism. There's a digital storybook in which Elmo explains to his friend on the [...] »
“Sesame Street” is introducing its first autistic character to the longtime children’s show in an effort to destigmatize the disorder and reduce bullying. With her big smile and bright orange hair, Julia is part of a new initiative called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children,” which includes a free app that uses storybooks, videos and other visual media to assist autistic kids and their families with their daily tasks. In the storybook “We’re All Amazing, 1, 2, 3,” Julia explains to her pals Elmo and Abby why she plays a little differently than other kids. Also Read: ' »
- Debbie Emery
Sesame Street is introducing a new character—and contributing to a great cause in the process. The childhood favorite is launching a new initiative called Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children with the aim to de-stigmatize autism, which affects one in 68 American children. At the center of the initiative is Julia, a new Sesame friend and preschool-aged girl with autism who is friends with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Grover. Julia will be seen in digital content alongside her friends, as well as printed story books. "Sesame Workshop is uniquely positioned to play a meaningful role in increasing peoples' understanding about autism," Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President, Global »
"Sesame Street" is continuing its tradition of addressing important issues on the show, this time by introducing the first autistic muppet, Julia.
Her arrival is part of "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children," an initiative to teach children about autism and prevent autistic children from being harassed in school.
"Children with autism are five times more likely to get bullied," senior vice president of U.S. social impact, Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, told People. "And with one in 68 children having autism, that's a lot of bullying. Our goal is to bring forth what all children share in common, not their differences."
Julia will pal around with Grover, Abby, and Elmo. Sesame Street hasn't set a date for when she'll appear on the show, but she's already made her debut in the online storybook "We're Amazing, 1, 2, 3!"
"We are trying to spread the story about the theory behind this whole thing - love and acceptance, »
- Kelly Woo
Today, Clark Kent and Lois Lane are celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary. It was on October 6, 1996 that Dean Cain’s Clark and Teri Hatcher’s Lois got married in an episode of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Three days later, DC Comics released “Superman: The Wedding Album” (an issue with a cover date of December 1996). It was the first time Lois and Clark got married in the comics for realsies. Only took them 58 years. Previous weddings had ended with “it was all a dream” or the like. Here’s the TV wedding moment that aired 19 years ago. Savor that ’90s cheese. Other notable October 6 happenings in pop culture history: • 1847: “Jane Eyre” was published, at the time bearing the pseudonym Currer Bell. • 1927: The first feature-length film with synchronized dialogue, “The Jazz Singer” held its premiere in New York City, scheduled to coincide with Yom Kippur, the Jewish »
- Emily Rome
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