Why ‘Reboot’ Is The Wrong Word. Plus Speculation. Plus David Bowie.

Below today’s article you’ll find a small tribute to Labyrinth star David Bowie. Jarrod Fairclough – Yesterday both The Hollywood Reporter and HitFix published interviews with Kristen Newman, the showrunner who has taken over as Showrunner for The Muppets from Bob Kushell.  In both interviews Kristen revealed some of her planned changes for part of Season 1,…

The Muppets Gets A Full Season Order!

God Bless America and it’s magnificent Broadcasting Company! It’s been announced that The Muppets has been picked up for a full season, bringing it’s total episode count up to 16.  While that’s not as many as a regular sitcom, which can generally air 22 episodes a season, it’s important to remember that The Muppets is not only a niche…

‘The Muppets’ Review – ‘Walk the Swine’ (Season 1, Episode 5)

Jarrod Fairclough – One complaint that has plagued not just the series, but the characters in general, is that The Muppets have become Flanderized versions of themselves.  The term comes from the idea that a character will have a small trait, which will eventually become their defining characteristic, remnant of Ned Flanders’ religious beliefs on The Simpsons.…

“The Muppets” and Nielsen Ratings – What They Mean and What Can Be Done?

DW McKim – By now, you’ve probably heard news about how “The Muppets” have been performing on ABC.  They enjoyed a spectacular premiere night but have been falling each week since.  Such rumblings have Muppet fans asking:  “What does this actually mean?”  “Should we be worried?” and “What can be done to turn things around?” Hopefully…