HBO has announced a new late night-style talk show that’ll be hosted by ELMO from “Sesame Street”. Yes, seriously. It’s called “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo” . . . and he’ll interview celebrity guests just like the late night shows do. (But he probably WON’T play frat games with them like Jimmy Fallon.)
Production begins next month, but there’s no word on a premiere date.
By the way, it WON’T air on HBO, it’ll be on their upcoming streaming service HBO Max. In fact, ALL of HBO’s “Sesame Street” content is moving to HBO Max . . . both new episodes, and reruns of all the classic episodes from the past 50 years.
HBO Max is expected to cost around $15 a month.
So you know, HBO says the new episodes of “Sesame Street” will air for free on PBS “at some point” after debuting on HBO. But it doesn’t sound like Elmo’s show will ever get to PBS.
(“Sesame Street” has been on HBO since 2015.)