After bottoming out with Muppets from Space and The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, public interest in mop-puppets has been revitalized, thanks to the recent Muppet movies, both with and without Jason Segel. The next, obvious step is for Kermit, Gonzo, and hopefully not Walter to take over television, which unlike Fuller House, isn’t unnecessary nostalgia. You’re never too young or old to love the Muppets — plus, no Dave Coulier — and according to Production Weekly, a new series is in the works from an in-demand comedy director. [Kermit flailing arms GIF]
Randall Einhorn, who’s directed episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Fargo, and a whole bunch of others shows you love, is currently the only name attached to the project, which ABC hasn’t officially announced. A lot needs to happen before the series becomes a reality, but Kermit shouldn’t be restricted to meme-referencing iced tea commercials. We’ve had Muppets Tonight; it’s time for Muppets right now.