Muppet reality pilot taped last summer
Kermit and friends may audition new puppeteers
Earlier this month an employee Disney newsletter mentioned an idea that was being tossed around for a Muppet reality special. The speculation is that this would be a one-shot special, not a new series.
reported plot is that the Classic Muppet characters (not the Henson performers)
would be auditioning new puppeteers, potentially in an American Idol format.
Characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo would be the judges auditioning
Some fans have speculated whether or not it is a good idea for the Muppets to jump on the reality show bandwagon, knowing that reality TV is most likely a fad that will eventually play itself out. On the other hand, parody is what the Muppets do best and it might help to reach a wider audience of teens and adults.
The special could potentially air alongside the Muppets’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz movie next May. Or it may never make the airwaves.
Don't worry Simon. Your job at American Idol is secure.