Interview with Kristin Newman: New Muppets’ Showrunner Talks Changes To The Muppets, Possibility of Second Season

Mitchell Stein- Last week I sat down with the wonderfully talented and hilarious Kristin Newman, who I’m certain Muppet fans are absolutely familiar with at this point. Kristin joined The Muppets team in December with writing elements of the Christmas episode, Single All the Way. Newman then took over as showrunner when the show returned from…

‘The Muppets’ Review, Season 1 Episode 16, ‘Because… Love’

Jarrod Fairclough – Team Love.  Team Friendship.  Since Kermit and Miss Piggy split in August last year its a real battle that’s been fought between divided Muppet fans.  And on Tuesday night the whole thing finally came to a head, as Kermit and Piggy debated the issues in their heads. When we left our review yesterday,…

‘The Muppets’ Review – Season 1, Episode 15 ‘Generally Inhospitable’

Jarrod Fairclough – 20 minutes and 24 seconds in to last night’s ‘Generally Inhospitable’, three single words were uttered that had been coming from the very first second of Episode 1.  It was three words that audiences had been dying to hear since the August announcement that Kermit and Miss Piggy had ended their relationship, and…

#RenewTheMuppets

Jarrod Fairclough – If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, you’ll notice that we’ve teamed up with our best frenemies over at ToughPigs to get the hashtag #RenewTheMuppets trending.  It’s our way of helping ensure that The Muppets is given a second season after it finishes with a double episode tonight at 8/7c on ABC.…

The Muppets Review – Season 1 Episode 11, ‘Swine Song’

Jarrod Fairclough – After close to 2 months on hiatus, The Muppets returned last night, with audiences getting their first look at the new ‘retooled’ series under show runner Kristen Newman.  Since the announcement of the ‘reboot’, there was tonnes of speculation online about what exactly this would entail.  Some assumed it would revert back to The Muppet Show,…