It might be time once again to play the music, light the lights, and meet the Muppets on The Muppet Show some night soon, according to recent reports. ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of the show, with the pilot script co-written by Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, along with Bob Kushell.
Both ABC and The Muppets are owned by Disney, which helps the odds of the show becoming a series. According to reports, the show will be somewhat meta, featuring the Muppets themselves at ABC Studios in the hopes of making a new Muppet Show. It will feature familiar, beloved Muppets such as Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy. However, not all is well between the beloved pig and frog, and their rift is preventing Miss Piggy from signing on, which puts the show’s revival in jeopardy. (Well, the show within the show, of course.)
What other Muppets in particular will be appearing is currently unknown, although we can assume that most of them will be appearing at some point or another. Bunsen, Beaker, Statler, Waldorf, and all the other classic muppets will certainly return. Walter, a newer one who was introduced in the 2011 movie The Muppets, may also return, though whether or not the recent will movies tie into the show’s continuity is unknown.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Muppet Show without plenty of cameos. Two celebrity cameos have been promised for the pilot episode, and undoubtedly more will come if the show takes off. After all, few actors and celebrities alive wouldn’t want to appear alongside Kermit the Frog at least once.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available. Until then, leave your thoughts in the comments below.