1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Christmas Music
    Our 18th annual Christmas Music Marathon is underway on Muppet Central Radio. Listen to the best Muppet Christmas music of all-time through December 25.

  3. Christmas Shopping
    Support Muppet Central and get great deals for everyone on your list! From Blu-rays and DVDs to Plush and Toys to Collector's Books you'll find something for everyone.

  4. Sesame Street Season 49
    Sesame Street's 49th season officially began Saturday November 17 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

Special Preview of The Muppets 2015 TV Show

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Teheheman, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    It's coming to Sacramento? Hot diggity!

    @WalterLinz For your sake, I hope so too. But for the time being, there's going to be one at the San Diego County Fair, and that's at least 2 hours or so away from LA.
  2. SpookyMania

    SpookyMania Well-Known Member

    This should come to Philly. We have been devoid of Muppets for far too long.
  3. Luke kun

    Luke kun Well-Known Member

    I went to Philly on Friday! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    MikaelaMuppet likes this.
  4. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here's a new promo:
  5. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    You could just watch the preview for the Muppets if you wanted. They had 3 different times for each one so you can watch whichever you prefer.

    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  6. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    Interesting to see that in the "Return of the Queen" NBA-Finals-tie-in promo, you hear Kermit's edgy "bacon-wrapped" line more clearly than in the trailer.

    ABC appears to be making it clear that this is how the network wants the series marketed, as a more in-your-face Muppet production than those we've seen before.

    Curiouser and curiouser...
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    So I heard that somebody at Tough Pigs saw the pilot, so if there's anybody here who has seen it, can anybody tell me who performed Denise? We don't hear her voice in the previews.
  8. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Didn't see the pilot, but we hear her voice for like less than a second in the previews when Piggy pushes her aside when taking a selfie (hate that word) with Janice. I'm willing to bet she's being played by either Alice Dinnean or Leslie Carrara-Rudolph.
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I haven't gotten around to watching the whole Comic Con presentation, but early on, Bill Prady says that they can't legally broadcast the first episode and although they screened it at Comic Con claimed that they couldn't even legally show it there (though they did), claiming that the Comic Con audience was the only people who would ever see it.

    I hope he was joking. I kind of feel like he was, considering the pilot was available for screening in select cities. I was really hoping that it would become a bonus feature on the season one DVD. I had wondered whether the plot would be expanded and they'd incorporate footage from the pilot (if they did, I guess they'd reshoot the scenes with Denise since she's getting rebuilt).

    After all, clips from the pilot have been used in the trailer, which has not just been shown online but in TV commercials. Wouldn't they expect casual fans to see the clips in commercials and wonder why they aren't seeing them on the actual show (or maybe they expect people to search online if the pilot is leaked)?
  10. Iscah

    Iscah Well-Known Member

    I suspect the "ban on broadcasting" might not extend to live screenings. Potentially that could mean it can be included on a physical DVD, but not shown on TV or streaming Internet. I don't know where the dividing line is.
  11. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Bill said that the 10 minute pitch presentation they filmed wasn't the actual show, it was just what was shown to ABC to get them to green light it. I mean they might use some of the jokes, and obviously some of the same concepts but yeah.

    I hope to see it on the season 1 dvd though!
  12. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to double post but yeah I want to know who preforms Denise
  13. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it can be on DVD, though it would be shocking if something cleared for DVD couldn't be cleared for television broadcast, it's not often you hear about something like that (though I have read that all the music cleared for the DVD releases of WKRP in Cincinnati were only cleared for the DVDs and not future reruns).

    But if it wasn't cleared for anything except to show ABC executives (and public screenings), then it is sad that that could be the case in the DVD era, where planning the DVDs comes before the seasons begin. Reminds me of a long time ago, when I found out that Sesame Workshop didn't even have any info on who played Gordon in the test pilots, I wondered how they could release one pilot on DVD (and show clips with that Gordon in documentaries) if they didn't know who to send the residuals to, but then I was told that back then, when pilots were made, the cast and crew only got paid once, without getting residuals until the show became a full series. Maybe things regarding "pilot pay" has changed since. Of course this gets me wondering, if Sesame Workshop doesn't have to pay residuals for anything from the pilots, does that also apply to any clips featured in the pilots that appear on the show and other DVD releases?

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    I could be wrong but Isn't the Pilot Episode Airing this fall on ABC as the first episode of the Muppets series?
  15. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    No that was just the pitch they were using to get ABC to green light it. They are filming the episodes right now as we speak
  16. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow that is exciting to think about that they are really filming the show right now! I still can't believe this is happening.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    Do you have a Legit article with a Quote and Link if posible? I have been Watching TV roughly all my Life I was born June 5 1981 and whenever I have seen a new Show They always show the Pilot First then the Proceeding episodes that come after, There has never been an Exception to this Rule And I watch A lot of TV ....
  18. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I don't think you need an article. They have said in multiple interviews (mainly the comic con panel) that this was a short film to pitch the idea, and that due to legal reasons, would never be aired on TV
    muppetlover123 likes this.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    There's a lot of pilots that either never aired (the Three's Company pilots, the Sesame Street test pilots, Rugrats) or aired later in broadcast order (The Jim Henson Hour, The Bob Newhart Show, Fraggle Rock, Doug).
    dwayne1115 likes this.

    DARTH MUPPET Well-Known Member

    Well Like I said I have been Watching TV since the 80's And I watch A ton of TV and I have never heard of a show that was picked up for season 1 that did not Air It's Pilot, ever hear of an Episode called Space Pilot 3,000, or How about Simpson's Roastings On An Open Fire, two of the best Pilot Episodes ever IMHO I can probably come up with thousands if not Millions more.

    All A pilot really Is, Is a shows first episode In some cases That one show Is aired and based on the strength of the ratings they base weather to Pick up the show, the network that is.

Share This Page