Calm down, parents: Sesame Street is returning to our screens

Seseme Street will return to our screens next month, thanks to TV2.
Seseme Street will return to our screens next month, thanks to TV2.

Its axing from now defunct channel Four led to an outcry by parents, but Sesame Street will return to our screens very soon.

The much-loved children's show was axed, along with Fireman Sam and Thomas the Tank Engine, when Mediaworks replaced Four with lifestyle channel Bravo in July, leading to an outcry by parents.

Read more: 'Pissed off' parents slam MediaWorks' new channel Bravo: 'TV3 are Muppets'

"Two sad and upset girls here, and two pissed off parents," wrote one viewer on Facebook.

"Whilst we can't see Sesame Street anymore, [we] certainly know that MediaWorks and TV3 are Muppets," said another.

A spokesperson for TV2 today confirmed that Sesame Street would start screening from 6.30am on September 12.

After premiering in 1969, Sesame Street has screened for 46 seasons and turned characters like Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch into icons.

- NZ Herald

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