The Muppets might be planning their television comeback. Collider recently spoke with Nicholas Stoller — who co-wrote both The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted — who said that though he's not creatively involved, there is currently a push to bring the Muppet crew back to the small screen in what sounds like a possibly live variety show format. From Collider's interview:
I know they're working on something to get them back on TV. I have no idea where it’s at, but I definitely think so. I mean, they're such rich characters, and it’s very easy to pitch on stories for them, and think of ideas for them. They [...]
One of my favorite Not the Nine O'Clock News skits of all-time begins with the Not Team relaxing at home, reading their newspapers. One after another, they read something amazing in the paper — "El Salvador Is Going to Be a Second Vietnam," something about goats and artificial limbs and flamingos — but show little to no emotion. Finally one of them sees something in the paper that excites everyone: "Good Lord…there's someone I've heard of guesting on The Muppet Show."
The Muppet Show premiered in 1976, and 35 years later, many of its celebrity guest hosts have, like so many other millions from pop culture, been [...]