New sitcom for Jim Henson puppets

By David Knox on November 22, 2011 / Filed Under News 7

Shades of Alf and Mrs. Ochmonek, perhaps? Or possibly Greg The Bunny

NBC has done a deal with Jim Henson Studios in association with Universal Television, for a new sitcom about a human family living next door to a family of puppets in Palm Springs.

The New Nabors, will be written by John Hoffman (Afterlife) and 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi.

The announcement comes just as a new Muppets movie is about to be released although the new show isn’t specifically starring those felt friends.

The title is said to be a homage to actor Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle).

Source: Deadline

7 Comments »

  1. napdav November 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm -

    The Muppets have taken 20 years to adapt to the loss of Jim.

    They’ve been doing some funny stuff on the web and hopefully this new feature will see a return to form.

    I wish them well. Jim Henson was all about pushing into new forms of family entertainment – there’s no reason why something like this couldn’t work – if the scripts are good.

  2. adelaide john November 23, 2011 at 12:30 am -

    why the homage to Jim Nabors ????

  3. Steve B November 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm -

    I recall reading a few years back they pitched doing a Muppet’s based Big Brother type show. I always thought that idea had some potential, but this sounds somewhat interesting.

  4. ? Man November 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm -

    It will either do well or it will flop

    Place your bets now

  5. Big V November 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm -

    NBC= The Channel 10 of America

  6. deedeedragons November 22, 2011 at 2:23 pm -

    NBC needs all the help it can get.

  7. J Bar November 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm -

    Odd title.

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