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ABC Orders Muppet Pilot To Series!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by charlietheowl, May 7, 2015.

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  1. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    i'm so glad that Kermit is not being smothered by piggy anymore , it's about time that Kermit got some space and breath .
     
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  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If I say "the only cast that outnumbers the Muppets is the characters in The Simpsons," I wonder if there is indeed truth to that. I really feel a TV show moreso than a movie could give all the characters possible some extended screentime. Beautiful Day was in one of the trailers. I'm not worried about characters not appearing here. I'm sure they'll all get a chance. All the recast ones, anyway.
     
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  3. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    This just in: ‪The Muppets‬ will air it's first episode on Tuesday September 22nd at 8/7c on ABC!
     
  4. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Just a small alert for Aussie fans:

    I've absolutely strained my sources, but it seems that the show is going to be picked up by the Channel Seven network. There's no date or time just yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if we have to wait until January.
     
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  5. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    This is going to be so much fun!
     
  6. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    -Kermit’s girlfriend Denise is being rebuilt so she doesn’t look so much like Spamela.

    -Fozzie Bear will be Piggy’s sidekick, aka Ed McMahon.

    -Scooter is the stage manager. Pepe and Rizzo are on the production staff. Bobo the Bear is the stage manager. Sam the Eagle will act as the head of broadcast standards for the network. Denise is the network’s head of marketing. The Swedish Chef will run craft services.

    -Rowlf the Dog owns the bar across the street from the studio

    -Fozzie dating a human woman is going to continue. Gonzo’s going to do some online dating.

    -Anyone from the Muppets universe is fair game to appear, including characters from the past two films.


    And according to the producers, "The Muppets" will be a documentary-style series focusing on Miss Piggy hosting a talk show where Kermit the Frog serves as executive producer, Fozzie the Bear is her on-air sidekick and Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn and Rizzo the Rat are on the writing staff.

    I didn't realize that the entire show is about the talk show. It seems very Muppets Tonight. The pilot was shown, so there is a good chance it will show up on youtube along with the rest of the panel.
     
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  7. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    That seems like the perfect job for Rowlf. Get to stop in a bar, hang out with some people, make a few drinks, play a couple songs on the piano and head on his way.
     
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  8. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    wait... Kermit has a NEW girlfriend?! D:
     
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's OK, it's just for the show. Everyone knows Kermit and Piggy tied the knot in 1984. :):mad:
     
  10. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    How many episodes did ABC order? Was it 10 or 26 I don't remember.
     
  11. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I don't recall there ever being an episode order announced.
     
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  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Oh, alright I just thought I remembered them saying how many they ordered. But i guess not.
     
  13. PuppetMad

    PuppetMad Member

    Anyone have any idea if the show will be broadcast in the U.K, I have tried to find out but to no avail.
     
  14. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    It was announced on Wednesday that it will be shown on Sky one in the Autumn. No definitive date or time available yet.
     
  15. PuppetMad

    PuppetMad Member

    That's great thanks for the info, cant wait to see it, will have to keep an eye out for a date now.:)
     
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Seems like Muppets Tonight done right. The obvious excuse for that series was that Henson wasn't using Kermit as much and Frank Oz was only available every so often. I love the concept that Piggy's got her own show, and the popular characters have these behind the scenes jobs instead of characters expressly created to fill those voids. I'm sure some of the old style sketches and songs will pop up from time to time. Everything about this sounds exciting. Especially Scooter having a major place at the table like he used to.
     
  17. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    Wait, Gonzo.... online dating..... does that mean he's not dating Camilla? also, Kermit got married in Muppets Take Manhattan obviously, there just hiding that since I don't think this is actually going to be canon with the actual franchise. also, seen the trailer with Fozzie dating a human woman disturbed me because it just felt like they were pulling a Ted with that one (but with Ted it was understandable because he was the only teddy bear, but Fozzie's not the only Muppet bear, seriously, there's also Bobo.)
     
  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I wonder how Statler & Waldorf would fit in? Would they be watching the show on TV a la Muppets Tonight and heckling them from there? I feel they're the kinds of guys who work best heckling face-to-face, and since this show won't have a live studio audience, that's the only way it would work.
     
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    The wedding was part of a musical, even if the minister was real. But since the movie came out, Kermit and Piggy had disagreements over whether it was real or not, with Kermit stating that it was just a movie. But I wonder if Miss Piggy will finally admit to that here.
     
  20. ToonGeek

    ToonGeek Active Member

    Even if she does that still won't mean it's canon to the franchise. and they will still be complaining about it.
     
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