A new TV Muppets show

The Fox network is working on a new TV show, giving some of the world’s favorite frogs, pigs and bears another place to call home.

That’s right, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, a slew of other favorite Muppets and a few fresh ones, too, will hit TV screens again in spring 2003, PageSix.com reports.

The vision of late creator Jim Henson, along with Austin Powers producers Jennifer and Suzanne Todd, will head Fox’s variety-style children’s series that originally took shape on PBS’ Sesame Street.

Henson’s Muppets eventually got their own TV spot (The Muppet Show), becoming a smash hit from 1976-1981. It was estimated 235 million viewers tuned in each week in over 100 countries.

Other past Muppet spotlights include CBS’ Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies (which aired from 1984-1992), the less popular ABC show, Muppets Tonight (which aired only in 1996) and various feature films, including The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan.