NBC Picks Up Puppets-Next-Door Comedy From Henson Studios

by | November 21, 2011 at 5:13 PM | TV News

Kermit and Fozzie Bear as a pair of investigative reporters in Jim Henson's 'The Great Muppet Caper'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Kermit and Fozzie Bear as a pair of investigative reporters in Jim Henson's 'The Great Muppet Caper'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jim Henson Studios is striking while the Muppet iron is hot. With its founder’s creations — now owned by Disney — all over TV and the new “Muppets” movie set to come out this week, the Henson studio will produce a comedy pilot for NBC, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

The show, tentatively titled “The New Neighbors,” will be a single-camera comedy about a family in Palm Springs that’s horrified when a bunch of puppets move in next door.

Sounds like it could either be hilarious or a disaster. But in the hands of the Henson folks, there’s a pretty good chance that it’ll be closer to the former.

Of course, this gives us another excuse to give you a Muppet clip, so enjoy Kermit’s appearance on “SNL’s” Weekend Update:

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