'Muppet Show' reboot from 'Big Bang' EP in development at ABC

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The Muppet Show Reboot in the Works at ABC

By TVLine

Don't tell Miss Piggy, but Kermit is getting back together with his first love - television.

TVLine has learned that ABC is developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, with Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady co-writing and exec-producing.

The network is slated to shoot a pilot presentation later this month under the working title Muppets 2015. Details of the plot are sketchy, but TVLine has obtained the following logline: "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."

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'Muppet Show' reboot from 'Big Bang' EP in development at ABC
Kermit The Frog performs during the 25th Anniversary of The Muppet Show at the Palace Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
THE DICK CAVETT SHOW - Dick Cavett with The Muppets - Shoot Date: March 16, 1973. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
14th August 1979: American actress, singer and dancer Liza Minnelli, centre, with muppets Kermit the Frog and Zoot on the set of the TV show 'The Muppets' at Elstree Studios, London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION - 1978: Actress Marisa Berenson with Muppet Show character Miss Piggy during filming of The Muppet Show in 1978. (Photo by STILLS/GAMMA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
circa 1977: Statler and Waldorf, puppet characters from the popular TV Muppet Show. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American singer and actress Cher  sits behind a desk with, from left, Mr. Waldorf, Mildred Huxletter, Sam the Eagle, and Kermit the Frog, all from 'The Muppet Show,' in a skit on 'The Sonny & Cher Show,' mid 1970s. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
In celebration of 'The Muppet Show''s 25th anniversary, Action Performance Companies, Inc., The Jim Henson Company and NASCAR drivers combine forces for 'Muppet RaceMania'.Pepe the King Prawn, Kermit the Frog, Gonzo the Great (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

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Bob Kushell (Anger Management) will serve as showrunner and EP.

The original, syndicated Muppet Show aired from 1976 to 1981. ABC revived the franchise in 1996 with Muppets Tonight, but the series was cancelled after 10 episodes.

What do you think? Is it time to play the music? Is it time to light the lights? Is it time to once again meet the Muppets on the small screen?

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