Disney+ and Jim Henson Co. to Serve Man This Brand-New Alien Talk Show, Earth to Ned

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If you love aliens, Muppets, and talk shows, your chest is going to burst (in a good way!) once you read about The Jim Henson Company’s new half-hour talk show, which just received a straight-to-series order from Disney+. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Earth to Ned will star titular intergalactic host Ned, an alien who has become consumed with our planet’s celebrity culture. With his trusty lieutenant Cornelius by his side, Ned interviews celebrity guests, and, wouldn’t you know it, “the more Ned learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.” Keep that optimism alive, Ned!

Dazzled by Earth’s admittedly superior late-night history, Ned and Cornelius work to create “the ultimate talk show — making Ned a celebrity and putting him further off-mission.” That original mission? Surveying the planet for an upcoming invasion. Ned will just have to conquer Disney+, which launches November 12, first, before eventually taking over the world.

Disney+ to Serve Man This Alien Talk Show Earth to Ned