It's Time to Get Things Started: Following a 12-year wait after the release of The Muppet Show: Season Three on DVD, Disney released all five seasons of The Muppet Show on the Disney+ subscription service beginning on February 19th. Outside of the DVD releases for seasons 1, 2, and 3, and a collection of episodes released by Time-Life in 2001, at least 27 episodes of The Muppet Show have not been seen in the United States since the 1990s.
The Word on the Street: Sesame Street has moved to HBO Max. New episodes from Season 51 are debuting every Thursday on the streaming service, which is also home to various Sesame specials, series, and select episodes from the show's 50-year library. The long-anticipated documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30, 2021 and then air on HBO and HBO Max later in the year.
Fraggles Rock On: On April 21, 2020, Apple TV+ premiered Fraggle Rock: Rock On!, a short-form series spun off from the original Fraggle Rock where Gobo and the gang reconnect with each other from different caves. A formal Fraggle Rock reboot was announced for the service later that spring and began filming in January.
I Want My Muppets Now!: The Muppets' new series, Muppets Now, premiered on Disney+ on July 31, 2020. All six episodes are now available for streaming. In the show, Scooter rushes to deliver new Muppet streaming content on time. Guest stars include Taye Diggs, RuPaul, and Aubrey Plaza.
Other recent developments: Kermit and Miss Piggy on The Disney Holiday Singalong | The Monster at the End of This Story | The Power of We | Earth to Ned | Below the Frame | The Barretta Brothers | Caring for Each Other
In 1969, Henson was invited to participate in a ground-breaking educational show for television, Sesame Street. Initially, the Muppets were meant to be just one element among many on the show -- but the popularity of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover, Ernie and Bert soon made the Muppets the core of the show. Over the years, the Muppet cast has grown to include Mr. Snuffleupagus, Count von Count, Telly Monster, Rosita, Baby Bear, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, and of course, the international superstar Elmo, who starred in his own segment, Elmo's World.
In 1976, Henson created his signature project -- The Muppet Show, a weekly prime-time variety show filled with songs, sketches and talented guest stars. Kermit the Frog is the charming and mostly unflappable host, presiding over a motley crew of performers, including diva Miss Piggy, hopeful comedian Fozzie Bear, daredevil performance artist Gonzo, young eager gofer Scooter, and the house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The Muppet Show was a huge international success, making unlikely stars out of the Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, Sam the Eagle, and the two old cranks in the balcony, Statler and Waldorf.
The Muppet Show cast has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years, spinning off into a popular series of movies, including The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island.
In the 1980s, Henson created new worlds -- the magical underground civilization of Fraggle Rock, the imagination-filled nursery of Muppet Babies, and the fantasy worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Henson's work has continued to live on beyond his death in 1990, and new productions featuring his creations are always in progress.
This wiki is dedicated to documenting, exploring and enjoying the enormous body of work that Jim Henson has created and inspired.