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Grover Gets His Own Preschool Series. Plus: More 'Sesame Street' Spinoffs Coming

by Rich Keller, posted Aug 5th 2010 12:40PM
Grover will be getting his own preschool series next season titled 'Super Grover 2.0'For over four decades the furry, blue monster known as Grover has been the workhorse on 'Sesame Street.' He's served that annoying, football-shaped headed, blue-haired customer who never seems happy, he's run back an forth screaming "Near!" and "Far!" dozens of times,and he's crashed into hundreds of walls and garbage cans in his role as Super Grover.

Now, all this hard work is paying off.

Cynopsis Media is reporting that Grover is getting his own series aimed at the preschool set. Titled 'Super Grover 2.0,' the six-minute-long show will focus on age-appropriate subjects in science and technology, including mathematics. Grover will encourage viewers to follow in his scientific experiments and teach them the abilities to observe and ask questions about the world around them.

In addition to Grover's new series, two additional programs are currently under production at Sesame Workshop. 'Count TV' will feature long-time Muppet Count von Count as he introduces the number of the day as well as helps out with some very basic math skills.

The other show, 'Goodnight, Elmo' moves the popular red-furred character out of his World and into his bedroom as he and his Dad make up bedtime stories that turn into fairy tales starring 'Sesame Street' characters. Both series will be five minutes each.

While 'Super Grover 2.0' was the only series mentioned as being a featured segment on the new season of 'Sesame Street,' there's a good chance 'Count TV ' and 'Goodnight Elmo' may be seen there as well. Most likely, these mini-casts will be shown in-between other preschool shows on Public Television as well as on cable network Sprout and the web.

The new season of 'Sesame Street,' its 41st, is expected to begin in November.

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Charleen

Finally Furry Loveable Grover get's his due. For years I have said this character has been slighted and I always liked him the best. Now lets get some toys out there for us Grover fans. I am gonna turn my grandson onto him .

August 05 2010 at 3:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rich Keller

Linda, the've been breaking up Sesame Street for awhile now. In fact, if you watched the show today and compared it to when you were a kid you probably wouldn't recognize it.

August 05 2010 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda Giffen

Corporate America is breaking up Sesame Street? There goes the neighborhood!

August 05 2010 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

First of all, Mr. Johnson's head is not shaped
like a football, more like a Soccer ball. Second,
this line-up for the 41'st season of Sesame Street
looks promising. I wouldn't even mind if Count TV
were to become a DVD compilation, but he has been
seen in his castle playing his singing organ, and
mixing a lottery machine, amoung other things, so
Count TV may be another way to introduce the
Number Of The Day. Aa for Super Grover 2.0, I'm
happy to hear he finally got another series on
the show after Global Grover. If Goodnight, Elmo
is the series meant to replace Elmo's World, it's
about time this happened after 12 seasons of reruns.
Maybe now, people will stop complaining about Elmo
being the star of this show, but I hope this season
will be better than the last one, as always.
Count TV: The Best Of The Count? That could work.

August 05 2010 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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