TV Quick Hits: ‘Sesame Street’ return date; ‘The 100’ season 3 news; Macy’s Parade loses Justin Bieber

Sesame StreetSesame Street” premiere date – Earlier this year, the landmark announcement was made that “Sesame Street,” after so many years exclusively over at PBS, was moving to HBO. Episodes will still air on the public-supported network, but not until months after the fact. This is a way to ensure that the show has better funding, while at the same time serving the largest audience of children possible. We think of his as a win-win arrangement, since really what matters most to kids is that they have chances to watch the show and learn from it.

Today, HBO announced that the upcoming season will premiere on Saturday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, and the show will air half-hour installments now versus the full hours it used to. There are so changes coming to the set and the theme song, but the key principles of the show remain the same.

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Justin Bieber cancels Macy’s Parade appearance – Consider this one major headliner gone from the American Thanksgiving Day tradition. There is no reason given for Bieber’s decision following an American Music Awards performance, but he has also canceled an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

The 100” casting news – Apparently, acting talent runs in the family! As executive producer Jason Rothenberg confirmed on Twitter, Richard Harmon’s sister Jess is going to be appearing on the CW series as Niylah. However, there is no further news at this time. The casting comes not long after it was revealed that season 3 will premiere on Thursday, January 21 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, following DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow.” It’s a very good spot for the show to premiere ratings-wise.

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