ABC appears poised to bring the beloved Muppets back to television. The network “will soon shoot a pilot presentation under the working title ‘Muppets 2015,’” Variety reports.
The report notes that the logline for the show includes this: “The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on.”
Signed on as exec producer is a man with substantial “Muppets” credentials, Bill Prady, who wrote for the program early in his career and was nominated for an Emmy for his co-writing work on a tribute to Muppets master Jim Henson, the Variety report notes. Prady is also a co-creator of the huge comedy hit “The Big Bang Theory.”