Friday, May 13, 2016

Headlines - ABC Cancels The Muppets! (Finally)

Again, yesterday after only one season, the ABC Television Network has pulled the plug on The Muppets. Thank you!

In September 2015, The Muppets returned to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show in the same vein of The Office and Parks and Rec.. The premiere brought in 9 million viewers, but by the time the 16th and final episode aired on March 1, 2016, only 2.73 million viewers tuned in to watch.

Aside from the week-to-week plummet in ratings, The Muppets seemed destined to be cancelled before the new year. There were reports that the network wasn't pleased with the direction of the grown-up reboot, and In November, executive producer and showrunner Bob Kushell exited the series.

Note to Netflix......Skip it.