HBO has announced today that the purveyor of fine televised sword-fighting, gratuitous boobs, and plodding masculine malaise is taking a new direction with their latest series: Sesame Street.
The New York Times reports:
The partnership will allow Sesame Workshop to significantly increase its production of “Sesame Street” episodes and other new programming. The group will produce 35 new “Sesame Street” episodes a year, up from the 18 it produces now. Sesame Workshop also will create a spinoff series based on the “Sesame Street” Muppets and another new educational series for children.
After nine months of programming exclusively on HBO, the shows also will be available free on PBS, its home for the last 45 years. “Sesame Street” will also continue its run on PBS this fall, with the season featuring a selection of episodes from the last several seasons edited in new ways.
Unlike with most HBO series, True Detective, say, they won’t even need to cook up a gay subplot, as Bert and Ernie have already got that threat on lockdown.
Stay tuned for plenty of jokes of that quality all day on Twitter:
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