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Henson Alternative Puppet Show Coming To NBC

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by beaker, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Frogboy posting this on facebook:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jim-henson-nbc-262544

    File under the I'll believe it when I see it bin:) Even if it was just a short lived mid season replacement I'd be curious
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

  3. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I'd definitely watch this if it were to happen (if being the key word). I think it could be interesting.
  4. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah sadly Jim Henson Company's "slated projects announced" are akin to one of those Lemmings video games...some make it across the bridge, but more often than not most don't make it.
  5. ronhallau

    ronhallau New Member

  6. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...sounds interesting, though not the muppets as such (Henson involved but not Disney). NBC does seem to love the muppets though, and who knows maybe this shows there is a market out there for a new Muppet shw of some sort. Me personally, I would be happy with anything puppet related on prime time TV. I just hope it is not something that plays to the lowest denominator.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Something tells me that even if this were to actually happen and not be in the graveyard of abandoned Henson projects, it still would only be a midseason replacement that easily gets canned. The premise is something straight out of the 1980's, and I doubt it will catch on, even if the show's an ironic parody. I'd love to see it but something tells me it's either going to be a concept that never happens or something that doesn't last.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Is this thing still happening? Seems like it's going to be a mid-season replacement if anything.

    I totally got confused by ABC's "The Neighbors," a similar premise but with Aliens instead of puppets, thinking that the project was switched to ABC and changed concept. The fact that the two are similarly named doesn't give me much hope, even if this does happen.
  9. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    That's great! :)

    I wonder what the show will look like.
    Well, let's find out for sure.
  10. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Member

    Yeah I know what you mean, the muppets were great when the JHC still owned them. Since Disney bought them out they've lost the passion and soul that they originally had...they've become a little TOO
    commercial...you know what I mean?
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You're serious?

    Look at the facts. Disney was able to get a Muppet Movie out. JHC has been pushing for DC 2 for almost 10 years before it just gave up, and We're still waiting for that Fraggle Rock movie.

    Passion? You saw Muppets From Space, right? Half of everyone that worked on it was annoyed by it and there was a general malaise through the whole thing. It's a bit of Sony's fault, sure. It took the Muppets 12 years and a company buy out to be theatrical again.

    JHC without Jim lacked leadership and vision. They managed to do okay (with Disney's Help) up to 1996, until ABC just dumped Muppets Tonight from their schedule. Sure, VMX was a ratings smash. That was the only thing they had that was a hit. Though I do blame Disney for MWOZ being rushed, but it was done under Henson with production by Fox (no wonder why it was essentially a commercial for American Idol).

    And then Disney made The Muppets. The movie that put them back on the map. Such passion was flowing from the new writers and director. Something that was sadly missing in some of their later works.

    But above all... Disney got more done than JHC. Sure, we lost a Halloween special, a reality TV spoof we wouldn't have liked, a mockumentary that sounded kinda good, and an election special that would have been rushed, dated, and not funny. But we got a Christmas special, most of the show on DVD, an actual movie that did well enough for a follow up. Now what has JHC done? 2 CGI PBS shows (one has Henson solely as a producer) and sometimes Puppet Up.

    So... where the heck is this new puppet sitcom?
  12. WillyThePig

    WillyThePig Member

    No...you don't understand what I mean. The muppets pre Disney, had a feeling to them that they took good time and pride in their work with Disney it seems too much like they think if they put more money into it they will get a better response. I used to like diney but I've noticed recently that everything they've been producing is either a really dumb ( and I mean dumb) sitcom or some movie that they pretty much just financed and put their name on it. It isn't that I don't like muppets so don't think I don't. I just think that they were better before disney. But it's partially Henson company's fault too. For example Kermit the frog was a character Jim created out of his mothers green coat for Sam and Friends. Then he was on classic sesame street. Then he was part of the muppets (owned by the Jim Henson company), Jim died 14 years later they just sold off Jim's most famous creation and can't even use him without getting permission from Disney. And The Muppets(2011)...I feel like kids who are just being introduced to the muppets arent getting an authentic view of them, I know times have changed but still. So please don't be mad at me and I totally agree with you about the sitcom by the way
  13. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Hey, everyone!! It's Frog Day!! :):):):)
    Happy Frog Day Everyone!! :):):):):)
  14. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Huh?
  15. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    It was a celebration that was on September the 24th at Muppet Central Forum, just to let you know.


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