“Sesame Street” is moving to HBO, the network announced Thursday after Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind the kids series, struck a five-year deal with the premium cable network.
The next five seasons will air on HBO and its streaming service. Though “Sesame Street” is only airing 18 episodes per season now, that number will almost double with HBO.
“When we had an opportunity to put an iconic show like ‘Sesame Street’ on the network, we jumped on it,” HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler said.
But the series is also getting shorter. Its hour-long episodes will be cut in half this fall when it premieres Nov. 16.