ABC Wants to Bring Back The Muppet Show

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They're back. Again! Photo: Scott Garfield/Disney Enterprises

Just when you thought maybe we'd hit peak nostalgia, another fan favorite is set to make a big return to TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC is currently in the process of rebooting The Muppet Show with The Big Bang Theory's co-creator Bill Prady onboard to write the script. The celebrated variety show, starring Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, hasn't been on the air since 1981 — but the Muppets have recently made a big comeback with two successful films, most recently last year's Muppets Most Wanted. Details of the pilot are scarce, but it'll reportedly involve all the major characters "gathering at ABC Studios for a meeting about the new Muppet Show, however, the show won't move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on." So typically meta.