Today I thought of a concept that I've sort of thought up before: What if instead of one lasting series, Disney produced many Muppet series, with the intention of only having each around for one season or even half season (like the recent show Galavant)? Each show would have a somewhat different format and setting, and maybe some shows could be more like spin-offs starring a familiar character. In fact if it were more of a spin-off, fans might be more accepting to the newer characters (in a way Muppets Tonight could have been this... They could have called it something like "Clifford and Company", and audiences might have been more accepting of the limited exposure of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and other familiar characters, and more accepting to the dominance of new characters over old). Disney Drive-On with the Muppets kind of feels more like this concept, as that was intended for only six episodes and it seems more like a spin-off starring Walter and a few additional familiar characters, with Kermit only there in the first and last episodes. Of course, this idea could be comparable to Scooby Doo and Power Rangers as well. If there ever is a show that's not about the Muppets putting on a show, I wonder what they would do about where the characters live. A fairly existing setting, like the boarding house or the apartment building from Letters to Santa? Would they live in their own houses/apartments in different buildings? Or would they rarely go home, instead going to a popular hang-out place, like a cafe or coffee shop (or maybe a bar)? Another idea: The Muppets for whatever reason no longer work together on a regular basis but once a week they go to hang out somewhere (maybe a cafe, maybe a lodge) and talk about what they had done in the past week, with three big flashback stories (making this a "three shorts" show with a linking plot). Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Pepe would usually be among the three to provide the flashback segments, with others getting their turns on occasion (but would more often be part of one of the five characters week instead, or just there hanging out without talking about their past week). Kermit's flashbacks could often involve Robin, Piggy's could involve Link, Strangepork, or Andy and Randy, Gonzo's could involve Rizzo and/or Camilla, Scooter could be involved in anyone's story, and so on. And their new lives could involve new characters, maybe at first the new ones would only appear in the flashbacks but eventually they can populate the hang-out spot and go on to appear in other Muppet productions. Depending on the average length of the segments, maybe the wrap-around segments could have a minor plotline.