‘Muppets’ May Be Headed Back to Television
The Muppets might return to television!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady has been hard at work co-writing a script for ABC. The concept reportedly involves all of our felted favorites — including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and more — banding together to get the old series back on the air. (Hmm... that sounds super similar to the plot of the 2011 Jason Segel–starring film, The Muppets.)
Prady has been affiliated with the lovable puppets for decades, as he began his career working for creator and founder Jim Henson in 1982. He went on to write for The Jim Henson Hour and remained with the popular series until a year after Henson's death in 1990. In 1991, Prady earned an Emmy nomination for writing The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson, a tribute to the founder and creator. He has also contributed to Disney's Muppet-themed attractions.)
A Muppets Show reboot is just the latest in a long line of old-school favorites getting a second life. Just yesterday Full House was reported to return via Netflix, and The X Files heads back to primetime this May in a special six-episode miniseries.