HBO certainly isn’t known for its family-friendly programs. Shows like Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Westworld, Barry and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are all great… for adults. Plunking a little one down in front of the TV during the Battle of Winterfell? Not a good idea.
But wait! With the introduction of a new show featuring Elmo, the network is adding a kid-friendly option, and we bet you’ll love it Here’s what to expect from The Not Too Late Show with Elmo.
HBO’s Making an Elmo Show?!
Yes! The Not Too-Late Show with Elmo takes cues from other late-night talk shows and brings in celebrity guests for Elmo to interview; the current lineup includes the Jonas Brothers, John Mulaney, Blake Lively, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles and more.
Each episode is themed around some kind of nighttime ritual—like brushing teeth or putting on pajamas. Of course, there’s also singing involved, and a bedtime story, and Elmo’s friends serve as backstage helpers and directors. Technically, Elmo’s the host, while Cookie Monster is the cohost and Rosita is the stage manager.
If you’re really in need of a quarantine boredom-buster, sift through these treat ideas to make with kids.
Here’s How to Watch
The show will be on HBO Max, the network’s new streaming service, starting May 27. The nice thing about streaming? You can watch this show whenever it’s needed—the kids won’t ask to stay up until a specific time to watch their new favorite show. (Thank you, HBO.)
There’s no word, currently, on how frequently new episodes will be released. When they premiere, you’ll be able to find them on HBO Max!
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Ranch Snack Mix
This is a wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons and doesn’t involve any cooking. It’s a cinch to package in individual snack bags, it keeps its crunch and it’s a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales. —Linda Murphy, Pulaski, WisconsinGo to RecipeTaste of Home
White Chocolate Party Mix
You won’t be able to stop eating this irresistible white chocolate party mix. The light, sweet coating is great over cereal, peanuts, pretzels and M&M’s. —Norene Wright, Manilla, IndianaGo to Recipe
Indian Snack Mix
I love curry, so I added it to a snack mix. It dissappeared quickly on a camping trip with friends. So yummy! For a less spicy flavor, use only 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North DakotaGo to Recipe
Courtside Caramel Corn
My guests say they can’t stop eating my caramel corn! For our basketball party I fix enough to fill a big red tin with our team’s logo. The delectable syrup coats the popcorn well but isn’t sticky. —Sharon Landeen, Tucson, ArizonaGo to Recipe Taste of Home
Kiddie Crunch Mix
This no-bake snack mix is a delightful treat for kids, and you can easily increase the amount to fit your needs. Place in individual bags, or pour some into colored ice cream cones for a fun presentation. —Kara de la Vega, Santa Rosa, CaliforniaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
1-2-3 Snack Mix
Salty and satisfying, this colorful, kid-friendly trail mix provides quick protein and energy by the handful on action-packed summer days. It’s great for long car trips, too! —Sue Sherman, Toledo, OhioGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Sweet ‘n’ Salty Party Mix
These crunchy munchies are sure to rank high with your family and friends. The combination of flavors gets this sweet and salty chex mix recipe just right. —Candice Lumley, Charles City, IowaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Not only are these a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack at work, they’re perfect for hungry kids just home from school. Plus, they make for fantastic party food! —Carrie Shaub, Mount Joy, PennsylvaniaGo to Recipe
Parmesan Ranch Popcorn
Whether you need a quick gift idea or yummy munchies for movie night, we’ve got you covered with this cheesy twist on regular popped popcorn. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
Pumpkin Seed Mix
Magically transform squash or pumpkin seeds into a spellbinding snack with ranch salad dressing mix. —Taste of Home Test KitchenGo to Recipe
Slow Cooker Party Mix
This mildly seasoned snack mix is always a party favorite. Served warm from a slow cooker, the munchable mixture is very satisfying. —Dana Hughes, Gresham, OregonGo to RecipeTaste of Home
My husband and I like to munch on this while watching TV. The nacho flavoring is a zesty alternative to butter and salt. —Linda Boehme, Fairmont, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Our 13-year-old daughter, Dana, loves to make this crunchy and flavorful snack for us. Her four older brothers finish off a batch in no time. —Sue Manel, Milladore, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Granola Trail Mix
My family has always enjoyed this crunchy four-ingredient snack. When we go camping, each person includes one additional ingredient like mini marshmallows, corn chips or cookie pieces. The taste is never the same, and we’re often surprised by the combinations. —Shelley Riddlespurger, Amarillo, TexasGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Gluten-Free Chocolate Snack Mix
Being gluten-intolerant, I experiment with a lot of recipes. This sweet snack is fun for kids and adults alike! —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, ColoradoGo to Recipe
My Aunt Mary started making this recipe years ago. Each time we visited, she would have a batch ready for us. The use of cayenne adds an unexpected zing to the savory combo of rosemary and walnuts. When you need a good housewarming or hostess gift, double the batch and save half for yourself. —Renee Ciancio, New Bern, North CarolinaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Curried Tropical Nut Mix
This nutty concoction is an easy, make-at-home food gift. It will spice up the snack table at any party. Good luck keeping the bowl filled. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, PennsylvaniaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Chili-Lime Snack Mix
Why buy a pricey bagged snack mix when you can easily make a better-tasting one at home? Create a Southwestern sensation with chili powder, cayenne pepper and a twist of lime. —Julie Beckwith, Crete, IllinoisGo to Recipe