“The Muppets” Could Return On ABC
One of the most loved and cherished TV shows of all times, “The Muppets” could be returning to the screens. The Disney owned Muppets studio and ABC studio could bring us the famous Muppets with the iconic cast – Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, etc.
The pilot will be created by Bill Prady, one of the creators of the hit show “The Big Bang Theory”, Bob Kushell, famous for “3rd Rock from the Sun”, and Randal Einhorn, director of “Wilfred.” The decision of Miss Piggy to return to the show could prove crucial, as her relationship with Kermit the Frog is still a bit hard to explain.
This is Prady’s second attempt at returning “The Muppets” to the fans, as he already done some test footage shooting, but Disney wasn’t interested at the time. Prady was nominated for the Emmy award in 1991, for “The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson”, and has also been a part of the team behind the attractions with the Muppet theme.
The TV show ran for five years, form 1976 to 1981, with Kermit the Frog as the showrunner. The Muppet franchise also produced numerous movies, such as “The Muppet Movie”, “The Great Muppet Caper”, and “The Muppets Take Manhattan.”
The last Muppet appearance was recorded on the Disney Channel, which reran the “Muppets Tonight” from 1997 to 2000.