One of the most prolific residents of “Sesame Street” is getting his own talk show.
Starting May 27, Elmo will begin hosting “The Not Too Late Show with Elmo,” one of six original shows that will debut on HBO’s new standalone streaming service, HBO Max.
Along with fellow Sesame Workshop friends like Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch, Elmo will welcome celebrity guests including John Mulaney, Blake Lively, the Jonas Brothers, and fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and John Oliver.
While the new series mimics the style of other late-night shows, viewers won’t have to wait until 11:30 p.m. to watch episodes.
“It’s called ‘The Not Too Late Show’ because Elmo’s bedtime is 7:30,” Elmo says in the trailer.
HBO Max, which will be available for $14.99 a month, will feature a range of content
HBO built its brand on airing uncensored films and adult-skewing TV shows like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” and “The Wire.” HBO Max, which costs $14.99 a month, will have the entire HBO library, as well as the full run of popular shows like “Friends,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” HBO executives have also pushed for HBO Max to have plenty of kid-friendly content; along with “The Not Too Late Show,” one of the other six original shows available May 27 is a revamped “Looney Tunes” show featuring all the classic Warner Bros. characters.
“Our number one goal is having extraordinary content for everyone in the family, and the HBO Max programming mix we are so excited to unveil on May 27th will bear that out,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of Warner Media Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, in a press release.