ABC rebooting 'The Muppets' TV show

The classic Jim Henson TV show going back to where it started - TV screens.

Published Sat, Apr 4 2015 12:15 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:08 PM CST

Hot on the heels of confirmation that Jim Henson's classic 'Fraggle Rock' TV show is coming to movie screens in the near future, it seems that 'The Muppets' is doing the reverse - and coming back to TV screens.

TVLine is reporting that ABC is looking to bring the property back to TV screens following the release of two financially and critically successful films in recent years, with 'Big Bang Theory' co-creator Bill Prady taking the chair as co-writer and executive producer. It's said that the network will film a pilot episode later this month under the working title 'Muppets 2015'.

ABC rebooting 'The Muppets' TV show |

The last 'Muppets' TV show; 'Muppets Tonight' in 1996 was a flop and cancelled after just 10 episodes. Disney purchased the franchise rights in 2004.


Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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