Showrunner Exits ABC Series

Nov 4, 2015  •  Post A Comment

One of ABC’s new fall shows has had a shakeup behind the cameras. The network’s high-profile reboot “The Muppets” will be carrying on without Bob Kushell, who has been the showrunner and is one of the co-creators of the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The report cites insiders saying Kushell and executive producer Bill Prady, the show’s other co-creator, had differences over the show’s creative direction. Prady is also a producer on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.”

“There’s talk of ‘Galavant’s’ Kristin Newman stepping in to run the show, but the deal has not yet been finalized,” THR reports, adding: “Sources say Kushell was well-liked by the ‘Muppets’ performers, fellow exec producers and the studio but had to answer to Prady — who started his career with ‘The Muppets’ under Jim Henson.”

The shakeup comes on the heels of the news that ABC was picking up a “full season” of the series by adding just three episodes to the original 13-episode order — well short of the traditional back-nine pickup.

To read a lot more details about this item, please click here, which will take you to the original THR Live story, which was written by Lesley Goldberg and Lacey Rose.


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