Rumor: Possible new Muppet Show after 27 years

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I'm not going to take the Telegraph article seriously. Usually actual news doesn't contain foolish mistakes like misspelling movie titles (Muppets Take Manhatten) and calling Kermit the stage manager. I doubt Jason Segal is going to leave his acting career to write for a TV show. And I can't take any big announcement in a poorly-written, ungrammatical article seriously if the news comes from an unidentified source who could very well be a sock on the writer's hand.

As doe The Guardian's article, I agree with Fozzie Bear; they're probably talking about a Henson project that has nothing to do with the Disney-owned Muppets.
 

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Someone in the UK: Is The Telegraph a news paper or a tabloid? Because, if it's a news paper, then I'm excited at the possibility!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2636106/Muppet-Show-to-return-to-TV-after-27-years.html
Keep in mind this article is from August 2008.

A new series a definitely being considered and so is another movie in the next couple years. We'll have to wait and see what Disney announces as their next project for the Muppets.
 

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Oop! I didn't see the date on that article. I expected that if an admin posted it as a news article, it would be slightly current.

If there is a new series, that would be great. I have to wonder what format it would be, as variety shows aren't that hot now.
 

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27 years? So MT! doesn't count?

And yeah, we were supposed to get a new show like four or five years ago, but Disney shelved it.
 

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MT doesn't count as The Muppet Show, because it is Muppets Tonight. So, theoretically it is correct.

Also, did MT even air in the UK?
 

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MT did air in the UK because I have had people ask Jim Lewis about some of of the UK skits with Clueless Morgan and Polly Lobster I believe
 

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Ahhh. Good point. I wonder what channel it was on...
 

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I don't know I'm just a poor boy from the hills of Tennessee, but I would hope that one day we get MT on dvd with the UK skits as well. Why do I even think about that when we can't even seem to get TMS season 4!
 
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