The Return of the Muppets!
The Jim Henson-created characters may be on their way back thanks to a new Disney Film.
In the movie, written by Forgetting Sarah Marshall star and writer Jason Segel, the Muppets reunite to save their studio with one last variety show.
Should the film go well, it opens up the possibility of a television programme, also written by 28-year-old Segel.
A source said: “Jason is a massive Muppets fan and is seen as the man to finally bring The Muppet Show back to TV.
“It will obviously have all its old fans but Jason’s comedy is hugely popular with youngsters so it will open it up to a whole new audience.”
The source added: “If the movie script is popular Jason will write the TV series too. He is already coming up with ideas for it.”
Although there have been a number of spin-offs, including Muppets Tonight in 1996, The Muppet Show originally ran from 1976 to 1981, and made famous characters such as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo – the show won an Emmy in 1978 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
In the original series, Kermit, arguably the world’s most famous frog, was the show’s stage manager, attempting to keep order amidst the chaos, while being pursued by Miss Piggy.
The Muppet characters went on to star in a number of movies including The Muppets Take Manhatten, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppets from Space.
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