‘Sesame Street’ to Get New Character

Jun 15, 2006  •  Post A Comment

For its 37th season premiere on Aug.14, Sesame Workshop’s long-running PBS children’s series “Sesame Street” is introducing a new character, its first new female muppet in 13 years.

The new character, Abby Caddaby, will use the catchphrase “that’s so magic.” The muppet is a pink “fairy-in-training” who uses rhyme and magic to express herself. A Sesame Workshop release described her as “a youngster who knows just enough about magic to get herself in a jam but not always enough to get out of trouble.”

Building on a campaign from the current season to help children learn healthy habits, next season “Sesame Street” will also include new segments aimed at healthy eating, physical activity and hygiene.

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear next season include Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, singer John Legend, “Today” show host Matt Lauer, “Grey’s Anatomy’s” T.R. Knight and comedian Amy Sedaris.