CBeebies Plans Sesame Series

Sesame Workshop and CBeebies are joining forces for the first time to co-produce a new children’s series, “The Furchester,” which will feature both new and classic Sesame Street Muppets, including Elmo and Cookie Monster.

The 52 x 11 series will go into production early next year and is set to debut on CBeebies in fall 2014.

“The Furchester” is about a close-knit family of cheerfully incompetent monsters who own and operate an “almost” world-class hotel.

“This partnership brings together two dynamic, enduring brands in children’s media and we are confident that ‘The Furchester’ will prove to be a great favorite with children and their parents and caregivers,” says H. Melvin Ming, president and chief executive officer, Sesame Workshop.