The Muppets is reportedly heading back to the small screen, almost two decades after its last reboot!
The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is helping to write and executive produce the new puppet-based variety series, after previously contributing to scripts for other Muppets projects, including 1989’s The Jim Henson Hour and 1994 movie Muppet Classic Theater.
Prady is co-writing and executive producing the series along with Bob Kushell (Anger Management). Kushell will serve as the showrunner.
Bosses at America’s ABC network have commissioned a pilot presentation for the proposed show, although plot details have yet to be released.
The original Muppet Show aired from 1976 until 1981, and the series returned for a brief run, ten episodes, in 1996 with Muppets Tonight. Jason Segel successfully brought back our favorite characters in The Muppets in 2011, and last year, Muppets Most Wanted also hit theaters with Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais.
We’re thrilled with this news, and we’ll keep you posted as more details surface!