ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May’s upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series.
Details about the premise are being kept under wraps but I hear the show would be set behind the scenes of a late-night talk show. Prady and Kushell executive produce, with Kushell serving as showrunner as Prady has his gig on Big Bang. Disney-owned The Muppet Studios (Disney bought the rights to the Muppets characters in 2004) is co-producing with ABC Studios.