6. The Muppets (ABC)That's excellent news. Fingers crossed for a pickup!
The contemporary take on Kermit, Piggy and more is considered the biggest slam-dunk of the season, with a series pickup all but a formality. From The Big Bang Theory's Bill Prady and Bob Kushell, the documentary-style show filmed a pilot presentation that was incredibly well received. A series pickup is expected as ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee is high on corporate synergy (see Marvel, Once Upon a Time).
It's NUMBER 1 on EW's upcoming pilot list!
The Muppets (ABC): Who doesn’t want to see the Muppets back on TV? We’re told the documentary-style pilot presentation made for ABC was so good it received a standing ovation in the room. “It looked awesome,” said one insider of the project, “It has an edge to it that adults will appreciate but that will safely go over kids’ heads—a quality Modern Family has as well.”