Sesame Street Fans No Longer Need HBO to Watch New Elmo and Cookie Monster Episodes on TV

The 2 characters star in a new Sprout series

For the past year, the only way to get to Sesame Street—and watch new episodes featuring Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the gang—was by subscribing to HBO, which has exclusive first-run rights to the show through 2020. But starting in September, Sprout is offering fans a new way to see two of those characters without subscribing to the premium cable network.