I apologize in advance for what I assume will be a lengthy and rambling comment. I have read through the pages of comments and some posters I want to hug, some I want to chide, some I want to correct and some I know are right even if I wish they were not. A few bold statements first. The Muppets was cancelled for two main reasons. ABC was clearing house with its change in hierarchy. This happens from time to time and some good shows go down with the bad. The Muppets cost more than a typical half hour sit-com. Like twice as much. Sometimes more. So it's ratings may have been better than Dr. Ken, but the return on investment was less. Is this the last we will see of the Muppets on a regular show on broadcast TV? Probably. But and it is a big BUT broadcast TV is going the same way as the phonograph. Five years minimum. Ten years maximum. Unless they change FCC rules your broadcast TV will consist of one channel for local news, weather, children's programming (a Federal requirement), local chat shows, and reruns and movies. It will be all moving to digital. Since I bulk read all the comments I apologize for not attributing thoughts and ideas to the original posters. Someone mentioned the ABC/ESPN connection. ESPN lost a lot a LOT of money last year. Online subscriptions took a chunk of their audience. So yes, ABC needs to balance that loss. It is show "business". On the other hand Disney (as a company - not the man) is a master of synergy, cross promotion and making money by offering and with holding content. Who else remembers their commercials of DVD's of Cinderella etc. with the tagline "They go back in the vault for 50 years."? They know how to drum up interest. The one commenter I will mention is JimandFrank who has posted very positive ways to look at this setback. And while his/her ideas will not (by his/her admission) bring the show back it will keep the Muppets at least in the corner of the eye of our online friends. Which I think is important. Because it is all going online soon. YouTube, Hulu, Netflix etc. That's where shows will grow and flourish. And if our sharing The Rhyming Song on Facebook has no effect whatsoever in how/when/why the Muppets reappear I will continue to post it every three months. (Please all stop watching and watch the video). Are the Muppets done for? Depends how you define done. Broadcast TV? Yes. Feature film? 97.6 yes. Elsewhere? 100% no. Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Bergeron all love the Muppets. I bet they would include them every chance they could. So I expect them to make the rounds. As bittersweet as it may be imagine Pepe explaining to the View how they were cancelled and how all 80,000 of his children will have no provider. You Tube. You tube was the channel invented for the Muppets. They have so much possibility here that I won't even go into specifics. But keep in mind Pigs in Space is coming no matter what ABC did. And my final (I hope not condescending) comment is for the younger visitors to this board. I saw some posts while reading and they were raw, angry and a bit uninformed of how the business of show works. I was all set to respond when a few posts later they said and I am paraphrasing I am just very upset right now. I could understand where the anger came from. Another poster who was very upset mentioned their age and I realized I am 3X their age. On the one hand congratulations, Mr. Henson. You have all generations as fans. And on the other don't worry younger fans, the Muppets come back in one way or another. Boy, don't I have a lot to say about a bunch of puppets?