‘Sesame Street’ Spanish-Language Show Launched by Univision

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Elmo, Cookie Monster and other childhood favorites from “Sesame Street” are saying hola to audiences in the U.S. with the launch of “Sesame Amigos.”

Univision’s 30-minute Spanish-language show will feature segments where Elmo, Lola, Rosita and friends interacting with guest stars. The program is meant to teach children important educational lessons.

“‘Sesame Amigos’ is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the U.S.,” said Alberto Ciurana, Univision’s president of programming and content. “While versions of ‘Sesame Street’ air in more than 150 countries, ‘Sesame Amigos’ will provide Spanish-speaking preschoolers the tools they need to succeed in the United States.”

Spanning 26 episodes, the show will feature celebrities such as Vahdir Derbez, Diego Luna and Leslie Grace.

“Sesame Amigos” is produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind “Sesame Street.” Season one premieres on August 1 in the Saturday children’s programming block, “Planeta U.”

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  1. louis tenore says:

    well wait a minute dont they already have a spanish verion already plaza sesamo?

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