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.