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RED ALERT! "The Muppets" fans need to contact ABC **NOW**!!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by dwmckim, Feb 18, 2016.

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  1. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I'm being catiously optimistic about this, I really hope they actually have insider sources, it would be incredible if we got another season, maybe to replace Galavant on Sundays in January.
     
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  2. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Active Member

    I THINK WE ARE GETTING SEASON 2!!!!

    http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/tv-...celled-supergirl-castle-nashville-1201759276/

    Meanwhile, “The Muppets” is primed for a renewal, despite ratings that continued to sag after a midseason showrunner change. Though execs have been 50/50 on bringing back the furry friends in recent months, sources say to expect another season. Long-running drama “Castle” also has a 50/50 shot at returning after jettisoning actors Stana Katic and Tamala Jones and their accompanying salaries. ABC is in negotiations with star Nathan Fillion and will have a definite decision for the show’s team May 5 or 6.
     
  3. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Active Member

    oops. I was alittle late to the party....
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This looks like it's mainly speculatory, and nothing close to official. I'd rather wait until we get official word on if we're getting a second season or not and not a "maybe sort of probably" from a third party source. If this is an indication that things might look good, I'm all for it. I'm just disappointed that Agent Carter's not likely to get renewed, no thanks to the weak plotline this season. Though the only indication of that was Hayley Atwell being in a yet to be picked up pilot for something. That...that really doesn't mean anything. There was speculation that the guy who plays the oldest son in The Middle was attached to a rival network sitcom pilot last season. Pilot was never picked up and The Middle had another season in production. Though the lousy ratings and budget would be more adequate factors in Carter's demise, not to mention the Mockingbird spinoff. The whole Tuesday Night line up really fell after winter break.

    As far as any news, I'm weaving in between cautiously cautiously optimistic (as in I'm cautious about being cautiously optimistic) and pretty much accepting it probably won't come back. If this is an incredibly strong indication, maybe I could let out a little more caution and just be plain old cautiously optimistic. Hopefully the writing will shape the show into something to get the old fuddy duddies back into watching this.

    Then again, I wasn't expecting Bob's Burgers to not only have this many seasons under its belt after the first season ended, but to get as much buzz and mainstream cult love. It's a Fox animated sitcom that wasn't Family Guy or Simpsons. With the exception of King of the Hill and American Dad, there's really nothing much to be hopeful about there.
     
  5. terrimonster

    terrimonster Active Member

    When I posted that link I probably should have given some sort of qualification that I don't put a lot of stock in such speculation. The same speculation said Galavant and Agent Carter wouldn't get a season 2. The link to the article was in response to people left wondering after a post that said, "Guys, it looks like we are getting a season 2!!!" with no additional explanation. I did the research and decided to share my results. I'm in the same boat as you - until I hear something official I'm prepared to accept that this is the end.
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Indeed. They could just as easily decide "NAAAAAHHH!!!" and pull the plug ASAP. I'd say ratings wise it should get a second season, even if it's a pity renewal. It's not ABC's fault that the midseason break screwed the entire night royally (other than movie Muppets to a later slot).

    Something tells me Fox will renew Grandfathered somehow and swear that it's a gold mine because John Stamos will keep funding it.
     
  7. DARTH MUPPET

    DARTH MUPPET Active Member

    Variety and the Hollywood Reporter are really accurate at least In my Opinion, as a Star Wars Fan who follows Spoilers and Production! My dad used to read all the trade Papers back In College In the 70's and he reiterates that they are very good papers!

    Deadline is another good trade paper? I wonder If our letter writing worked, is that what did it? I urge anyone who hasn't wrote ABC to do so and even If you have written once don't feel ashamed to write multiple times, I am about to write for my third Time!

    well, I had to edit my post to let you all know I just wrote ABC a third time!
     
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    We shall know the fate of The Muppets by May 17. At this point I'm catiously optimistic for a renewal, but also half accepting a cancellation. I just want to hear the news, and whatever happens at least we got something.
     
  9. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Active Member

    Same. I'm with you on that - half and half.
    I am, however, still reeling from the fact that the Muppets are back on TV...
     
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  10. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    I too have mixed feelings about it,
    I too have mixed feelings about it, I wish that they wouldn't make us wait like this.
     
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  11. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I hope The Muppets doesn't get canceled.
     
  12. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Active Member

    Yeah - they really deserve another chance - especially in this day and age! :)
     
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  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I agree. :D
     
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  14. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I love how much Matt Vogel has been encouraging the #RenewTheMuppets campaign on Twitter. He's even liked a couple of my tweets.

    I've been trying to do at least 3 per day.
     
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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    He's liked some of my tweets too! :fanatic:
     
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  16. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    Am I following you? What's your Twitter username?
     
  17. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    Same here! I got so excited when he did!
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Probably not, my username is literally just "t". lol. I realize it was a bad decision.
     
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I don't know how much baring this has on The Muppets, as it's a different show on a different network. Supergirl is reportedly only going to get a second season because they're moving production to Vancouver to cut costs. In other words, the show's renewal was hinging on the budget. It wasn't getting a great ratings to money in ratio. The Muppets doesn't look that high of a budget. If it means a lot more bottle episodes that take place in the studio, that actually might work in its favor. If the show's cheap enough to produce, that may just twist ABC's arm.
     
  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    D'Snowth, as someone who hasn't watched the show, you need to hear this. The two hosts of Getting Felt Up a Puppetry Podcast talk to this guy who doesn't like the show and tells him why it's the way it is and why he should still watch it even if he doesn't like the idea of it. Listen from 58:23 to 85:38: http://podbay.fm/show/868214404/e/1462996397
     
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