I was reading on the Sesame Workshop blog that Sesame Workshop plans to stop targeting the show at pre-preschool children and focus more directly at the older audiences -- teens, adults, and fans like us! Since season 43 was produced at the same time as season 42, it'll still air as planned, all 26 episodes will air in August and then PBS will continue airing reruns of the 2008-2012 episodes for at least four years. But there's also going to be a new Sesame Street series, to air in prime time, twice a week, 30 episodes a season. It'll have new street stories and scenes, and new inserts, but otherwise it'll heavily feature inserts from 1969-1996, with later segments rarely being shown (mainly limited to material with classic characters, parodies, and guest appearances). The show won't be shot in HD, and on the rare occasions when HD segments do get shown, they'll be formatted to fit old TV screens. Education won't be the primary goal of the new series, which'll be titled "Sesame Street 2.0" (though fans can cal it "season 43.1" if they want). While the show will heavily feature inserts of the past, the newer segments will rarely have any real educational value (except for when The Count appears). Because of this, the show will air many segments that failed at testing, including all four "Man from Alphabet" segments. Shows won't be sponsored by individual numbers and letters, and there'll be no curriculum. The set will be rebuilt to resemble the set as seen in the early 1990s, though the launromat will still be part of the show. In fact, all of the current humans will remain, but Elmo, Telly, Zoe, Baby Bear, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, and Murray will all be downplayed. They'll all still make appearances, but not as much as in the past decades. The show will focus a lot more on the classic characters, not just Big Bird, Oscar, Bert and Ernie, Grover, The Count, Cookie Monster, Prairie Dawn, and Snuffy, but also old favorites like Biff, Sully, Sherlock Hemlock, Herry, Forgetful Jones, The Amazing Mumford, Hoots, Barkley, and Bruno, who'll be rebuilt because of fan demand (and to show support for the upcoming Caroll Spinney documentary). The show will include all-new covers of pop culture songs. Little Jerry and the Monotones will perform "Video Killed the Radio Star", Chrissy and the Alphabeats will perform "Big Girl's Don't Cry", and Ernie will sing "Baby, Baby, Baby" to his niece, Ernestine. The show will not include any long-form series, and like in the old days, a long street plot will be intercut with inserts. But like in the very old days, there will be a handful of episodes with no real plot, just unrelated street scenes and inserts. But some of the plots will include: Alan and Chris learn who Mr. Hooper, David, and Mr. Handford were (though Alan SHOULD know who Mr. Handford was... He bought the store from him, didn't he?) Oscar and Bruno go to the Trash Collectors Ball, where Oscar reunites with his first true hate, and Bruno reunites with his ex fiancee (played by Lady Gaga). The Sesame Street cast participates in "The Sesame Sports Awards", playing many odd sports. Bert and Ernie consider moving to Alaska. Gordon forgets to grade test papers, and is afraid he'll get fired over it. Grover acts as an assistant to Gordon, but he mistakenly thinks Gordon is a shop teacher. While working on a spell to make Forgetful Jones stop forgetting things, The Amazing Mumford accidently casts a spell that makes everybody forget who Snuffy is. And once again, Big Bird is the first to meet Snuffy, and nobody believes him. Bob annoys Leeya with questions about her indian heritage. While struggling to come up with a new pageant, Prairie Dawn immitates Don Music and gets amnesia. The Snuffleupagus parents decide to get a divorce. Snuffy goes to talk to Luis and Maria about it, but after overhearing them disagreeing on something, mistakenly thinks they are getting a divorce as well. I guess you've figured out by now, but just in case, APRIL FOOLS!!!