After The Muppets triumphantly returned to the big screen with a movie in 2011, it seemed as if they were poised to jump back into the zeitgeist in a big way. Last year's Muppets Most Wanted wasn't as successful as Disney probably would have liked, but that doesn't mean that Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the gang are down for the count. In fact, TV Line reports that ABC is developing a reboot of The Muppet Show with The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady on board as a co-writer and executive producer alongside Bob Kushell (Anger Management), who will co-write, EP, and serve as the showrunner.
Here's the logline for the new version of the show, which is appropriately meta:
“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.”
I don't even know anymore, you guys. This reboot culture that we're in is getting way out of hand, but I can't deny that I felt a little tinge of excitement at the idea of seeing The Muppets on TV again. Maybe it's because, unlike actors from things like Full House, they don't age? It's a distinction I'm still trying to work out for myself, but at this point I just know when I think something sounds like a good idea and when it sounds like a bad one. The Muppets coming back to TV? Sounds like a good idea to me.