The Electric Company

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The Electric Company
Format Children's television series
Comedy
Starring Morgan Freeman (1971-1977)
Judy Graubart (1971-1977)
Luis Avalos (1972–1977)
Skip Hinnant (1971-1977)
Rita Moreno (1971-1977)
Jim Boyd (1971-1977)
Lee Chamberlin (1971–1973)
Hattie Winston (1973–1977)
Bill Cosby (1971–1973)
Danny Seagren (1974–1977)
Gene Wilder (1971-1977)
Mel Brooks (1971-1977)
Joan Rivers (1972-1977)
Zero Mostel (1971-1977)
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 930
Production
Running time 28 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel PBS
Original run October 25, 1971 – April 4, 2011

The Electric Company was an educational American children's television series. It was produced by the Children's Television Workshop (1971-1977)/Sesame Workshop (2009-2011) for PBS in the United States. PBS broadcast 930 episodes over nine seasons, from 1971 to 2011. CTW (1971-1977)/Sesame Workshop (2009-2011) produced the show at Reeves Teletape Studios (1971-1977)/Kaufman Astoria Studios (2009-2011) Second Stage in Manhattan. Season 1 is released in October 25, 1971-April 15, 1972, season 2 is released in 1972-1973, season 3 is released in 1973-1974, season 4 is released in November 25, 1974-1975, season 5 is released in August 25, 1975-April 15, 1976, season 6 is released in October 25, 1976-April 15, 1977, season 7 is released in Janaury 19-October 1, 2009, season 8 is released in Janaury 25-May 7, 2010, and season 9 is released in February 7-March 28, 2011. June Angela as Julie (1971-1977 and 2009) was a long-running cast member of the 1971-1977 rock band named The Short Circus.

The Electric Company used sketch comedy and other devices to create an entertaining program to help children of elementary-school age get better at reading skills. It was meant for children who had "graduated" from CTW's main program, Sesame Street.

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