ABC has ordered a pilot presentation with “Muppets” characters from “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady and “Anger Management’s” Bob Kushell, the network said on Friday.
Details on the project are scarce, but if the presentation is well received it may be ordered straight to series.
The “Muppets” TV iteration is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studios, which Disney owns along with all of the “Muppets” properties originally created by Jim Henson.
The project is being described as a behind-the-scenes comedy involving classic “Muppets” characters like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and others. The proof of concept presentation is set to film next week.
“The Muppets” have starred in seven TV series to date and several specials, both animated and live-action puppetry. Disney purchased the “Muppets” characters from the Jim Henson Company in 2004 and rebooted the franchise with a self-titled movie in 2008.
Prady, who co-created CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” along with Chuck Lorre and currently serves as an executive producer on that series, will write the proof of concept and run the show along with Kushell.