ABC Thinking About Bringing Back ‘THE MUPPET SHOW’
The Muppets could be making a comeback to the small screen, according to ABC. The network is considering bringing back the whole cast by way of their classic variety show, aptly named The Muppet Show.
ABC has plans of shooting a pilot presentation under the working title “Muppets 2015” with the logline “The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”
Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, will be executive-producing the relaunch. Prady used to spend his days writing for the Muppets. He even received an Emmy nomination for co-writing a tribute to Jim Henson. Helping with the writing duties is Bob Kushell (The Simpsons). Kushell will also serve as showrunner and executive producer.
The Muppet Show first aired on Britain’s ITV from 1976 to 1981. In 1989, NBC aired The Jim Henson Hour. The gang later jumped over to ABC with their new variety show, Muppets Tonight, in 1996. The latter two didn’t last for long, and the crew were largely MIA until their comeback feature film, The Muppets, in 2011.