‘The Muppets’ Has Been Cancelled


Jarrod Fairclough – In disappointing news, it’s now confirmed that The Muppets won’t be returning for a second season.

With ABC now announcing their line up for the next season, The Muppets has been left off, confirming any doubt that the show would be getting another season.
While the show really hit its stride in the second half of Season One, ratings were never as high as ABC would have liked, and critics weren’t overly kind to it.  While we all pushed hard for a Season Two (thanks to all those who tweeted #RenewTheMuppets – we know for a fact the ABC Brass saw it), unfortunately ABC have made their decision.

While it is possible that the show could go somewhere like Netflix or Hulu, nothing has been mentioned so far, and may not be.  Hopefully the franchise can recover from this, and we can’t wait to see what Disney do next!

Thanks to Bill Prady and Bob Kushell for developing the series and bringing it back, and thanks to Kristin Newman for all the work she put in on the back half.  Thanks to the great writers who gave us all laugh out loud moments in every episode, as well as a lot of heart.
And thank you to the Muppet performers for delivering outstanding performances in every single shot of every single episode.  Those guys deserve so much more fame than they get, and I can’t wait to see their next chapter with The Muppets.

Miss Piggy sad

8 thoughts on “‘The Muppets’ Has Been Cancelled

  1. ABC Executives made a bad decision to cancel Season 2! I hope the Muppets get a chance to be seen in more films, Netflicks, or somewhere I can enjoy them. To leave them idle on a cabinet would be a horrible mistake.

  2. This can’t be true! I was really looking forward to another season. It even made me wonder if Kermit and Miss Piggy would get back together.

  3. This especially sucks because the show had been giving a lot of screentime to my favorite Muppets (Pepe and Bobo) who are rarely seen in the movies. They even gave Uncle Deadly a chance to really make a name for himself! We saw a lot of Big Mean Carl as well, and a few appearances by Sweetums…overall, the show seemed very focused on utilizing the more “obscure” Muppets that don’t show up much in the movies, if at all. With this being the end of the series, I can only hope that they continue to put out movies so I can get my Muppet fix somehow, but if they’re anything like the two they’ve done so far, I won’t be seeing much of my favorite Muppets anymore :/

  4. I am sorely disappointed, but not surprised. This show wasn’t the right show. The idea was too high concept for the Muppets’ reintroduction to television. What we wanted, what the network needed, was a new The Muppet Show. Not this, not Muppets Tonight, but The Muppet Show, complete with music, sketch comedy, guest stars, etc., taking place in a theatre. Use some of the techniques learned on ‘the muppets’ to expand the backstage elements of the show, but give us a show that lets the Muppets be the Muppets. We don’t need them being mean to each other. We don’t need them being so ‘realistic’. We need Koozbane, boomerang fish, and explosions. I hope someone at ABC/Disney realizes this and tries again.

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