It looks like it’s time to play the music and it’s time to light the lights once again!
The rumours are true. Our
fozzy fuzzy friends The Muppets are making a play to get back on television and they want to do it in a modern way.
News has broken that ABC is working on a pilot that will hopefully bring the lovable Jim Henson puppets back into our homes in the very near future. Although the details are currently scarce, a few interesting pieces of information about the show have leaked.
1. It’s going to be shot as a mockumentary
Well this is new. In an attempt to give the Muppets a modern feel, the show is going to be shot as a mock-documentary in the style of The Office or The Larry Sanders Show. It will focus on the behind the scenes personal lives and relationships of the Muppets while they shoot a new show. Cute. Miss Piggy really was the original Jenna Maroney, right?
2. The Goal of the show is to appeal to adults and kids
Everyone loves the Muppets because they’re sweet, goofy and hilarious. But with the contemporary new plan for the show, which will focus on the Muppets’ “romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires,” it will attempt to be a more adult Muppet show, appealing to all ages.
3. It is being written by Big Bang Theory co-writer
According to reports, Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady will be writing the pilot episode of the show. Both kids and adults seem to adore Big Bang Theory, so this could be a very good sign.
4. The show will be run by Prady and a mastermind behind The Simpsons, American Dad and Anger Management
It is being reported that the show will be run by Bill Prady and TV writer/producer Bob Kushell who has worked on The Simpsons, American Dad, and Anger Management. Kushell will also be the show runner.
5. The show’s director has worked on just about everything
It was announced that the pilot will be directed by Randall Einhorn, a famous TV director. Einhorn has directed several episodes of other popular shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Shameless, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, Wilfred, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Fargo.
So far only a pilot has been ordered. Let’s hope that it will be amazing and that the Muppets will come back for good!