ABC Eyes ‘Muppet Show’ Reboot

Perhaps it’s easier being green than we were told?

ABC is considering bringing back the Muppets and will soon shoot a pilot presentation under the working title “Muppets 2015.” Fittingly, the logline reads that “The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”

“The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady, who spent his early days writing for the Muppets and received an Emmy nomination for co-writing a tribute to Muppets creator Jim Henson, will be exec producing the project. He is co-writing with Bob Kushell (“The Simpsons”), who will serve as showrunner and is also exec producing.

“Muppet Show” aired on Britain’s ITV from 1976 to 1981. ABC aired “Muppets Tonight” in 1996 and NBC aired “The Jim Henson Hour” in 1989. Neither were on the air for long. There have also been multiple Muppets movies, most recently 2014’s “Muppets Most Wanted.”

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