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#1 of 6 Peter Kline

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Posted March 07 2002 - 05:44 AM

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Muppets to get restyled for Fox
March 07, 2002

A new generation of Muppets is ready to take on primetime. Jim Henson Television has partnered with producers Team Todd and Fox Broadcasting Co. to develop a Muppet series that will feature a new crop of characters in addition to Kermit, Miss Piggy and other long-standing members of Henson's fuzzy troupe. The project is still in the early stages of development, but the plan is to take a wholly new approach to a Muppet series -- it will not be a remake of the successful "Muppet Show" comedy-variety vehicle that aired in syndication from 1976-81. (Cynthia Littleton)[

#2 of 6 Malcolm R

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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:32 AM

Saw this thread and thought it must be about "Greg the Bunny." Posted Image
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#3 of 6 Dan B

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Posted March 07 2002 - 02:59 PM

Finally! The muppets with all of the sex & profanity the average TV viewer craves. Posted Image

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#4 of 6 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted March 07 2002 - 03:19 PM

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#5 of 6 Jeff

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Posted March 07 2002 - 04:28 PM

It will probably flop since there was already another Muppets show in the early ninties that lasted only a few months. I have the pilot of that one and it was pretty good.

#6 of 6 Peter Kline

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Posted March 08 2002 - 12:36 AM

Jeff, the early 90s Muppet Show flopped because it was a pale imitation of the original. This new one, according to the press release, will be different. But if you say so maybe Fox should abandon the project. Posted Image