Despite last week’s news of a major Sesame Street casting shake-up, CEO Jeff Dunn insists that fans have not seen the last of Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Roscoe Orman (Gordon).
In a message posted to Sesame Street‘s Facebook page on Tuesday, Dunn explains that, although the beloved trio isn’t included in any of the current season’s storylines, their residences on the iconic street have not been vacated:
In 2014, when we first began producing the current half-hour show format, we let all of our cast members know of the shorter story lines and, therefore, reduced appearances. However, our production team also intentionally left the door open for all actors to continue to appear, based on the story lines that were written in any future season. In our latest season, the story lines written did not include appearances by these three actors and we certainly could have done a better job of communicating with them about our ongoing episode plans.
The message continues to say that Dunn is scheduling face-to-face meetings with all three cast members to discuss how to best keep them in the family.
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