Bob Kushell

Kushell with Bobo the Bear, Angel Marie, Robin the Frog, and Janice.

Bob Kushell is a television writer and producer who has written for Disney's animated series Goof Troop, The Simpsons, HBO's Dream On, and 3rd Rock from the Sun for which he also earned two Emmy nominations and won a Golden Globe for his role as producer.

In 2015, Kushell developed The Muppets for ABC from a pitch he wrote with Bill Prady. Kushell served as show runner on the series and made promotional appearances in advance of the premiere (including San Diego Comic-Con and an ABC press event in which Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced their break-up). On November 4, 2015, it was announced that he was leaving as showrunner[1] (replaced by Kristin Newman) with the Christmas episode "Single All the Way" as Kushell's last credited episode as executive producer and writer.

Beginning in 2008, Kushell hosted two seasons of Anytime with Bob Kushell, a talk show for streaming site Crackle, where he interviewed Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandel, Christina Applegate, Zachary Levi, Rob Corddry, Nicole Sullivan, Jenna Elfman, Bob Saget, Patrick Warburton, Tom Arnold, Hank Azaria, Jerry O'Connell, and Alex Trebek, among others.

Writing Credits


  1. Variety. "Bob Kushell Out As Exec Producer of ABC’s ‘The Muppets’." November 4, 2015.
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