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Premiere May 27, 2020
Network HBO Max
Seasons 2
Episodes 29

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo is a spin-off of Sesame Street developed exclusively for the HBO Max streaming service. The first season, consisting of 13 episodes, debuted on the platform on May 27, 2020. The first three episodes were available at launch, with new episodes premiering weekly afterwards.[1] Each episode runs 15 minutes long.[2]

The series stars Elmo as the host of his own late-night talk show, with Cookie Monster as his sidekick, the rest of the Sesame Street gang as the crew, and celebrity guests. The first season's main curricular goals were centered on bedtime routines, with each episode demonstrating a different aspect of Elmo's own routine.[1]

The pilot, directed by Benjamin Lehmann, was produced in January 2019.[3][4] Full production of the series took place in November and December 2019.[5] An EP with select songs from the show was released in September 2020. In December 2020, the first season was made available for purchase on Amazon.com, the iTunes Store, and other sites.

On March 29, 2021, it was announced that the series was renewed for a second season of sixteen episodes to premiere on September 30. The new season, along with the other Sesame programming, is housed on HBO Max's "Cartoonito" section for pre-school content.[6][7] For season two, the show was rebranded as The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Game Edition, and reformatted as a game show with real kids and their parents as contestants. Production for the season took place between March 22 and April 23.[5]

Official description

โ€œElmo has a new favorite game: heโ€™s hosting a talk show, right from his living room. With Cookie Monster as a sidekick, other Sesame Street pals as backstage crew, and even a House Band, Elmo welcomes real-life performers to his couch to entertain kids and families with music, games, and fun for all ages. Jimmy Fallon stops by to show Elmo the hosting ropes, Lil Nas X shares a catchy song, John Mulaney gets competitive in a tricycle race, and much moreโ€”all before Elmoโ€™s bedtime![8]โ€

Not-Too-Late Show cast and crew

While not working for the show, Big Bird and Zoe also appear in this series as show performers alongside guest artists. Alan and Mr. Johnson have also appeared playing non-staff miscellaneous roles in the show.

Special Guests

Season One
Kwame Alexander, Sara Bareilles, Batman, Miles Brown, Sofia Carson, Ciara, Andy Cohen, Dan + Shay, Jimmy Fallon, Josh Groban, Mykal-Michelle Harris, H.E.R., Nick Jacinto, Jonas Brothers, The Joyous String Ensemble, Hoda Kotb, Lil Nas X, Blake Lively, John Mulaney, Kacey Musgraves, Jonathan Van Ness, John Oliver, Pentatonix, Ben Platt, Choska Potter, Jordin Sparks, Jason Sudeikis, Mona Tavakoli, Olivia Wilde
Season Two
AJR[9], Drew Barrymore[9], Kane Brown, Aidy Bryant[10], Keedron Bryant,[11] Rohan Chand[12], Sophie Fatu, Jenna Bush Hager[9], Tamron Hall[13], Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Hello Sunday[9], James Monroe Iglehart[14], Juanes[9], Tori Kelly[9], Dani Lane, Dannah Lane, Ames McNamara, Seth Meyers[9], Brady Noon[9], Leslie Odom Jr.[9], Busy Philipps[9], Bebe Rexha, Madison Reyes[9], Kelly Rowland[9], Amber Ruffin[15], TAZ,[9] WanMor[16]

Notes

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Credits

International broadcast

Canadian television station Treehouse TV aired the series in September 2020.[17]

A Spanish dub of the series, titled Buenas Noches con Elmo, premeired on Azteca 7 on September 12, 2021.[18]

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