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The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo Season 1

Late night laughs for the early bedtime set.

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Sesame Workshop to debut ‘The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo’ on HBO MAX on Tuesday, May 27, 2020

Celebrating nighttime routines, this fun-for-the-whole-family Sesame Street spinoff brings late night comedy to the early bedtime set

Celebrity guests include Lil Nas X, the Jonas Brothers, Ciara, Blake Lively, Sofia Carson, John Mulaney, Olivia Wilde, and many more

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Elmo sits and a desk, and Cookie Monster sits next to him on a couch.

About The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo

Elmo has a new favorite game: he’s hosting a talk show, right from his living room. With Cookie Monster as a sidekick, other Sesame Street pals as backstage crew, and even a house band, Elmo welcomes real-life performers to his couch to entertain kids and families with music, games, and fun for all ages. Jimmy Fallon stops by to show Elmo the hosting ropes, Lil Nas X shares a catchy song, John Mulaney gets competitive in a tricycle race, and much more — all before Elmo’s bedtime!

At a time when personal devices are ever more popular and individual viewing has become the norm, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo brings families together for a shared and uplifting experience that has something for everyone. Young children love seeing their Sesame Street friends in a new way, madcap behind-the-scenes humor keeps older kids laughing, and grown-ups get a kick out of seeing celebrity guests have silly fun with Elmo. Creating a space for gathering, giggling, and simply being together, The Not-Too-Late-Show delights in spreading the loving spirit of the beloved red monster himself.

With each episode highlighting a different element of bedtime, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo supports families’ own evening routines with bedtime-themed games and guest challenges. Children learn best when they’re engaged with a caring adult; by bringing kids and caregivers together at the end of the day, the series encourages co-engagement and helps parents find the social-emotional learning moments in simple routines like putting on pajamas, brushing teeth, and reading a story together. The perfect way to close out a busy day of learning and fun!

Lil Nas X poses with Elmo on The Not-Too-Late Show
Photo: Guest Segments with OLIVIA WILDE, ANDY COHEN & LIL NAS X “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo SESAME Sesame Street Production; Director, Jack Jameson, television production photographed: Tuesday, December 3, 2019; 9:00 AM at Studio J; Kaufman-Astoria Studios; Astoria, New York; Photograph: © 2019 RICHARD TERMINE PHOTO CREDIT – RICHARD TERMINE
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Photo: Guest Segments with KWAME ALEXANDER, HODA KOTB & SOFIA CARSON “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo” Sesame Street Production; Director, Jack Jameson, television production photographed: Thursday, December 5, 2019; 9:00 AM at Studio J; Kaufman-Astoria Studios; Astoria, New York; Photograph: © 2019 RICHARD TERMINE PHOTO CREDIT – RICHARD TERMINE
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Photo: “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo” Sesame Street Production; Directors, & Ben Lehmann, Told James & Lily Olszewski television production photographed: Monday – Friday, April 19-23, 2021; 9:00 AM at Studio J; Kaufman-Astoria Studios; Astoria, New York; Photograph: © 2021 RICHARD TERMINE/Sesame Workshop PHOTO CREDIT – RICHARD TERMINE
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