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Disney Plans Muppets Reboot For Its New Streaming Service

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The Muppets are heading back to the small screen, this time as part of Disney's planned branded streaming service.

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Less than two years after ABC canceled its panned reboot of The Muppets, Disney aims to revive Jim Henson's beloved creation once more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a search is under way for a writer.

It's expected to be one several potential projects for the Netflix rival, alongside TV versions of The Mighty Ducks and Pixar's Monsters, Inc., and reboot of High School Musical. Also in consideration are television shows centered in the Star Wars world, as well as films and television series featuring Marvel characters.

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Disney purchased The Muppets Studio in 2004, although it wasn't until 2015 that the Mouse House finally brought Kermit the Frog and company back to the small screen with ABC's The Muppets. The series, which aired for a single season on ABC, failed to hold on to its premiere audience, falling to a dismal 0.88 in the highly coveted 18-49 demographic and an overall 2.7 million live viewers in the series finale.

Disney's streaming service has yet to announce a launch date, although is expected to be sometime in 2019.

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