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MUPPETS Screenwriter Nicholas Stoller Says THE MUPPETS Might Be Coming Back to TV

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Duke Remington, May 5, 2014.

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think I posted the link for that in one of the other threads...but ehh I doubt another movie is in the works anytime soon.
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  2. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    You know, the more I think about this, the more I see that Stoller was just making rumors. He was simply trying to get his and our hopes up. Why would Disney be working on a new muppet show when the movie failed? It's going to take more than a few months for Disney to forget about that (maybe a decade).
  3. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    You know what, not that it is possible, a new TV show could very much thrive. First off, every random weirdo who does not even know any muppets besides Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Beaker always complain about how Disney needs to make a new muppet show on social media, and those comments always get tons of likes, secondly it is the muppets, people have been dying for a new muppet show, and there are so many fans out there. If they ever made a new muppet show this is what they should do, have 2 TMS episodes on from 7-8pm on Sunday, and then have a 1-hour premiere of the new muppet show, two episodes, now tell me that would not get double digit ratings.
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  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    A new Muppet Show would be great, and I think people are ready for it. There are two things that would have to be key though.

    1. Kermit would have to be the host, main Muppet.

    2. they would need to focus on the main cast original Muppet Show cast.

    They keep those two things and then a new show would be fine.
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  5. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    It seems that just because JHH and MT failed then people think that is what will happen to a new muppet show. JHH first off was not even a real muppet show, and it was way too expiremental to get a pass, plus the deadly timeslot. MT was made at a time when people thought without Jim the muppets could not do anything, and just because Kermit was not the host people went on temper tantrums and badmouthed the show. Now with social media and Kermit front and center, how could it end up being cancelled as quick as JHH or MT? I think if they have the show be more of a sitcom then it could work well, unless auidences would want the classic TMS formula which would be awesome, either way a new muppet show may not make it past one season, but it is not out of the question, plus if the show did succed, and they released it on DVD it might encourage Disney to do the same with a certain other muppet show's final two seasons.
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  6. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Honestly, "a new Muppet Show" probably would get cancelled during the first season; IF it copied the original Muppet Show too close. If it was still a sketch based show, but had some large differences, it COULD work. But in my opinion, and it's JUST an opinion, I'd rather see from Fraggle material rather than another Muppet show. I can NEVER get enough Fraggle Rock. :coy:
  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    There is a new Fraggle Rock show on Hulu called "Doozers", so there is still more of the rock, but even if it lasted one season than it would still be great.
  8. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    Isn't "Doozers" JUST DOOZERS though? I meant more with the Fraggles. :p
  9. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well in an article from yesterday where the Jim Henson Company talked about an animated movie with Billy Crystal, they said that they were working on a fraggle rock movie.
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Which is something they have been working on for years now.
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  11. DarthGonzo

    DarthGonzo Well-Known Member

    The last movie barely made it's money back domestically. Now isn't the right time for a new show. The audience isn't there.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Cue Debbie Downer music. :rolleyes:

    No time's a good time for another show. TV is too volatile now, and there's no good place to put it. If it's kept in the Disney Family, it won't fit in with ABC's programming, The Disney Channel's terrible tween coms, ABC Family's terrible teen dramas... you get the picture. And I don't see any other network snapping something like that up even if MMW made Avenger's money. But Disney needs to come up with some alternative venue for the characters if cheap families are too cheap to see them in theaters and hipsters decided they weren't hip past the first comeback movie. Netflix? Amazon, maybe? Even Community was rescued by Yahoo. An original show can happen. Just not on TV.

    That said, let's talk about the audience that isn't there... the ones that whine about how there's too many reality shows and watches them anyway, but ironically. The same audience that keeps American Idol a franchise zombie, refuses to tune into SHIELD because something was mildly disappointing, yet watches NCIS hobble around on 2003 level paranoia for formulaic storylines. Or my personal favorite, the idiots that keep tuning into Two and a Half Men long after it should have been cancelled (hint: It was 2 years before Charlie Sheen went nuts and became persona non grata). Oh... forgot the younger demo that hates seeing their favorite shows getting cancelled, yet watches them online only, and a whole chunk of it illegally. I'm not going to give a "the Muppets are too beautiful for this world," but they're trying to impress those people?
  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I think Hulu would be a good home for a new muppet show if TV is out of the question, this way the website will keep on evolving and beating Netflix, the website everyone likes that has next to nothing in the TV department.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Long story short about internet streaming... I have problems with them all, but it's no fault of their own, but rather the licensees. They can demand their stuff get pulled when they decide they didn't get enough money for it. And when they do, they make the sites charge more for membership... Then there's the sweetheart deals that force you to pay for each specific site to watch all what you want... it's kind of a mess, really.

    But I'd say the Muppets have a better future on one of thems than on television. Even if they just return to do Youtube to do shorts. There is an audience, but not one that would watch the show regularly enough to ensure a full season and one that doesn't want to pay for movies (but has no problem buying Maguffins with real live money on Candy Crush).
  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Streaming can be a great thing, but it really shouldn't be the end-all be-all for entertainment for those reasons alone.
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  16. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I can not say this enough, but then we need TMS reruns. All the classic shows like I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, All in the Family, Everybody Loves Raymond, everything has reruns, so a new generation can discover them, not TMS, that has not been on TV in over a decade, come on, there are all those channels airing classic shows, why not spare an hour a day to air TMS? KCOP, ME-TV, COZI, THIS TV, KDOC, ANTENNA, all those channels air syndicated programs yet none air TMS, any of those non-cable channels could easily insert it to their lineup, and merely take out an hour of some show that is on 4 hours a day, come on. Once that has happened then people that are not over 40 will become fans, and would most likely want to watch a new muppet show, reruns are the key.
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