Spanish 'Sesame' Series Heads to Univision

Sesame Workshop has produced a new Spanish-language series, "Sesame Amigos," exclusively for Univision that will premiere Aug. 1.

April 6, 2018

Spanish 'Sesame' Series Heads to Univision

New show will target Spanish-speaking preschoolers in the U.S.

Sesame Workshop has produced a new Spanish-language series, "Sesame Amigos," exclusively for Univision that will premiere Aug. 1.

Starring favorite characters from "Sesame Street" and the U.K. Sesame series "Furchester Hotel," the 30x26 show will debut on Univision's Saturday programming block Planeta U.

In each episode, kids will play learning games and get up and dance with Elmo, who will encourage kids to participate throughout the show.  They’ll also travel to “The Furchester Hotel” in a regular show segment.

“'Sesame Amigos' is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the U.S.,” says Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content, Univision Communications. “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.”

Additionally, each episode will feature a segment where Elmo, Lola, Rosita and friends interact with a Univision

celebrity. Featured Univision celebrities include, "Sal y Pimenta" hosts Carlos Calderon and Lourdes Stephen, "Primer Impacto" correspondents Tony Dandrades and Jackie Guerrido, "Despierta América’s" Maity Interiano and William Valdez and Univision Deportes’ Pablo “La Torre de Jalisco” Ramirez. In addition to Univision talent, the show will also feature other Hispanic celebrities such as Vahdir Derbez, Diego Luna and Leslie Grace.

“We are thrilled to be debuting our first season of 'Sesame Amigos' with our partners at Univision,” says Steve Youngwood, chief operating officer, Sesame Workshop. “Since our founding, 'Sesame Street' has revolutionized early learning by using media to make educational opportunities accessible to all preschoolers. 'Sesame Amigos' will further our mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder by reaching new Hispanic audiences with our funny, furry content and characters in ways that reflect their language and culture.”

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