The Muppets are taking on Adele in the latest advert for their TV series. Well Miss Piggy is anyway.
The Muppets have been calling on some celebrity friends to help promote their return to TV. Three new promos have been released featuring Kerry Washington, Patricia Heaton and Nathan Fillion (all of whom star in shows on ABC).
US TV network ABC have released a 10 minute ‘first look presentation’to promote their new show, The Muppets.
There’s just over two weeks until the eyes of the showbiz world turn to San Diego for the 46th outing of geek heaven, also known as Comic-Con.
So many panels and actors are being confirmed on a daily basis, so I thought I’d provide a handy catch-up of who you can, and can’t, expect at this year’s SDCC.
Did you know that despite starring in eight feature films and an Emmy award-winning television series Miss Piggy has never won an award?
Well that will change on June 4, when the Muppets star will be presented with an award at the annual Sackler Center First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum.
The event celebrates women who have broken gender barriers and made remarkable contributions in their fields. Elizabeth Sackler, founder of the awards, will present the award to Miss Piggy. After her acceptance speech, Miss Piggy will sit down for a 20-minute video retrospective of her career and a conversation with Gloria Steinem.
Speaking about her award, Miss Piggy said “Moi is thrilled—but frankly, not surprised to be receiving this Sackler Center First Award”.
“It is truly wonderful to be celebrated and share this honor with fellow legends, role models, and pioneers of female fabulosity. We rock!”
Of course, Kermit the Frog will join is porcine paramour at the event.
A few weeks ago news broke the American TV channel ABC was considering brining The Muppets back to the small screen.
They had asked producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell to put together a ‘pilot presentation’ which was rumoured to be along the lines of the gang working on a late-night talk show.
Now more details about the planned series, which looks like it will be given the greenlight, have emerged.