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TV Show in Its 43rd Season Taps Jon Hamm, Halle Berry and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Aug 7, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A long-running television show unveiled a slate of guest stars for its upcoming 43rd season, with appearances on tap by "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, Oscar winner Halle Berry and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, among others, reports TheWrap.com.

The show is "Sesame Street," which will debut its new season Sept. 24 on PBS Kids.

Other guest stars set for the season include Maya Rudolph, Don Cheadle, Amy Ryan, Casey Affleck, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, David Hyde Pierce, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Kristen Bell and Paula Patton, the story notes.

Rapper Common will make a musical appearance, as will singer Colbie Caillat and rock band Train, the piece adds.

The muppet Elmo will be getting a new segment, called "Elmo! The Musical!," which will replace the current "Elmo’s World" segment. The new Elmo segment will focus on "a math-filled adventure inviting kids to sing, dance, play and imagine along with Elmo," according to Sesame Workshop.

The show will also spoof the TV shows "The Voice" and "Downton Abbey." In “Sesame Street’s” world, the former spoof will feature judges who mistake sounds made by other parts of the body for "the voice," and the latter will be spoofed as "Upside Downton Abbey," a look at gravity.

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