Jim Henson’s Muppets may be making a comeback with the announcement that Bill Prady (co-creator of the Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell are writing a script and ABC is filming a presentation for a pilot that could result in a Muppets series if approved. The presentation is being filmed next week on the Burbank Disney lot with some of the original performers.
The basic concept includes the cast – Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal, and others all meeting at the ABC Studios to talk about a new Muppet Show. But Miss Piggy and Kermit’s on again, off again relationship could stop the show from happening if she doesn’t sign on. Plans also include adding cameos and new characters, including Miss Piggy’s current co-star and Fozzie’s girlfriend and her parents.
Bill Prady’s involvement will make for a great Muppet revival as he started his career working for Jim Henson and received an Emmy nomination for the tribute show – The Muppets celebrate Jim Henson.
The Muppets originally created in 1955 by Jim Henson have been around in TV and movies for 60 years, with their latest adventures on the big screen in Muppets: Most Wanted in 2014.
The return of the Muppets as a comedy, variety show would be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many of us and an all new adventure with familiar characters for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
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