New Muppets show to air on Sky 1 next month

New Muppets show to air on Sky 1 next month

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By Sandrine Tabalo,
Wednesday, 16th September 2015

The channel will show the first season of the new television series. 

Sky 1 has won the rights to air the new Muppets' television show, The Muppets. 

The programme will be the Muppets' first television network series since Muppets Tonight, which was broadcast between 1996 and 1998.

Co-written by The Big Bang Theory’s Bill Prady and Anger Managament’s Bob Kushell, the episodes will follow a documentary-style format, focusing on the characters' personal lives and relationships.

The programme will feature behind the scenes footage and interviews, as the Muppets prepare to reunite for a new television series.

Sky1 director, Adam McDonald, said: "Get ready to see the Muppets like you've never seen them before - with no-holds-barred access as they prepare for their big reunion. The Muppets promises a candid look at what goes on before and after they start the music and light the lights!"

Much-loved characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo will return.

The show hit the headlines earlier this month when Kermit the Frog tweeted that he was no longer seeing Miss Piggy. It has been rumoured that he is now seeing fellow cast member, Denise.

It has been reported that celebrities including Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence are to star in the programme.

The mockumentary features in Sky’s new autumn season of shows, which includes You, Me & The Apocalypse starring Killing Kennedy’s Rob Lowe.

Discussing The Muppets, Dayna Donaldson, General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney UK and Ireland commented: "We are delighted to bring the much-loved characters and universally cheeky storylines to Sky’s already powerful slate of Disney content across the Sky portfolio, including Sky Movies Disney and ABC Studios’ Scandal and Criminal Minds.”

Sky's Senior Acquisitions Manager Lucy Criddle, acquired the new programme. 

Sky 1 beat competition from ITV and the BBC to show The Muppets which premieres in October after its release on ABC in the US on Tuesday 22 September.


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The channel will show the first season of the new television series.