Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Halle Berry will join with Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell, among many others, on 43rd season of "Sesame Street"
Halle Berry Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Maya Rudolph will be hanging out on "Sesame Street" this season — and they'll be far from alone.
The long-running children's show announced the guest stars for its upcoming 43rd season on Monday, unveiling a list that includes Berry, Gordon-Levitt, Rudolph, Don Cheadle, Amy Ryan, Casey Affleck, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell and Jon Hamm.
Other actors who'll be guesting on "Sesame Street" include David Hyde Pierce, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Kristen Bell and Paula Patton.
On the musical end of things, rapper Common, singer Colbie Caillat and rock band Train — the latter of whom will duet with Elmo and the Count on "Five By," a parody of their hit "Drive By."
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp and NBA slam dunk champion Blake Griffin will pitch in with guest appearances, as will "Extra" personality Mario Lopez and talk-show host Wendy Williams.
Oh, and the Muppets will also be getting a visit from U.S. Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor.
In addition to the guest stars, the 43rd season of "Sesame Street" — which premieres Sept. 24 on PBS Kids — is adding a new segment, "Elmo! The Musical!" Replacing the current "Elmo's World" segment, "Elmo! The Musical" will deliver "a math-filled adventure inviting kids to sing, dance, play and imagine along with Elmo" as he envisions himself in such productions as "Sea Captain the Musical" and "Guacamole the Musical," according to Sesame Workshop.
Pop-culture spoofs this season will include "The Voice," featuring three judges who are searching for "the voice," but "keep mistaking it for sounds made by other parts of the body," and "Upside Downton Abbey," a skewering of PBS's own "Downton Abbey" that turns the concept of gravity on its head.