ABC’s ‘The Muppets’ Gets Full Season Order … Sort Of
Even as the pool of network pilots make smaller and smaller splashed each year, one wouldn’t expect The Muppets to be one-and-done. As such, ABC has officially granted a full-season order to the mockumentary take on our beloved felt classics, though a full season in this case has a slightly altered meaning.
Per Entertainment Weekly, The Muppets‘ full first season will cap out at sixteen episodes, just three above the initial order of thirteen. The series debuted in September to just over nine million viewers, becoming the network’s strongest performing Tuesday comedy in four years.
For those not yet attuned, ABC’s The Muppets re-imagines the characters in a contemporary documentarystyle, exploring their personal lives and relationships working on a late-night Miss Piggy series. Guests for the series have thus far included Elizabeth Banks, Christina Applegate, Topher Grace, Josh Groban, Ed Helms, Reese Witherspoon, Liam Hemsworth, Jay Leno, Nick Offerman, Lea Thompson, Jason Bateman and more.
Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell co-write and executive produce with Randall Einhorn (Wilfred), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin. In the meantime, The Muppets continues airing Tuesdays at 8:00 P.M. on ABC.