'Sesame Street' vets may not leave after all

Emilio Delgado, known for playing Luis on "Sesame Street." (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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Emilio Delgado, known for playing Luis on "Sesame Street." (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Days after it was announced that "Sesame Street" mainstays Bob, Luis and Gordon were being let go from the show, Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey D. Dunn said that the three characters -- played by Bob McGrath, Emilio Delgado and Roscoe Orman -- may return to the show.

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Today.com reported that Dunn apologized for "misunderstandings" regarding the cast and that the actors are a "key part of the Sesame family."

"Due to your overwhelming reaction regarding the status of myself and others on the show, the new producers of 'Sesame Street' have reached out to us with an expressed desire to continue our longstanding relationship, to be initiated with a meeting in September," Orman said in a statement to "Today."

"In our latest season, the storylines 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," Dunn said in a statement on Facebook.

"I have been in touch with each of them to meet in person about how we best adapt their talents to the current content needs and preschool media landscape, in a way that honors their historic contributions.

"We are very grateful for the many loyal fans of Sesame who continue to care so deeply about the show and what it means to them," the statement continued.

The full statement from Dunn can be read below: