A new muppet character is set to arrive in Sesame Street this Sunday and she’s appearing for at least one night.
Named Lily, the new muppet will grace the children’s program to talk about hunger and poverty.
Lily is a 7-year-old girl and her family has dealt with food insecurity. She will grace the primetime “Sesame Street” special titled “Growing Hope Against Hunger” which is set to air this October 9, 2011 and to be hosted by country star Brad Paisley.
The last time that Sesame Street has introduced a new muppet was four years ago for a TV special on military families at a time of war.
Sesame Street was ranked #27 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. And as of 2009, Sesame Street has received 118 Emmy Awards, more than any other television series.