BBC, Jim Henson Co. Bringing Puppets To UK Primetime With ‘Muppet’-Style Show

We miss the muppets. We mean the real muppets, with their adult humor and social commentary. The way Jim Henson used to do them, way back when. And now, after lo these many years, maybe – just maybe – we’ll get to see them again. Leave it to the BBC to be the ones to give us the shot:

by Nancy Tartaglione

BBC One has joined with The Jim Henson Company for That Puppet Game Show, a new comedy game series that has a few things in common with Henson’s original Muppet Show. The series is currently shooting and will occupy a primetime slot on Saturday nights beginning later this year. Each week, two celebrity guests – the only humans on the program – will compete head-to-head in a group of “madcap” games as they vie to win £10,000 for charity. Like The Muppet Show, which incorporated behind-the-scenes shenanigans along with the actual onstage goings-on, That Puppet Game Showwill also feature a backstage sitcom.

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