Tango, a brown-and-white pooch, will make her debut on the children's program in August with an animated special. Her live-action incarnation is in the works, too.
Creators want to entertain and inform our quarantined children while also giving exhausted caregivers a much needed boost.
"Elmo's Playdate" will feature Muppets and celebrity guests Anne Hathaway, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Spinney voiced and operated Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch from their inception in 1969.
The character debuted in May, but the show just announced it would explore her backstory and how kids can deal with parental addiction.
Former first lady Michelle Obama was awarded for her work helping children at the “Sesame Street” 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala.
"There is something unexplainable that happens there, some unique alchemy that bubbles up that you just can’t find anywhere else," the former first lady said.
The Sesame Street in Communities program has introduced Karli, a character who lives with her foster parents Clem and Dalia.
Brown Johnson tells The Hollywood Reporter those who don't view the characters as a same-sex couple can rest assured, too.
Lily, a 7-year-old character first featured seven years ago, will face homelessness and teach kids about it.