Danny Baker to pen new ‘Muppets’-style TV show

The brand new BBC show will feature puppets and celebrities

Danny Baker is set to write a new TV show for BBC1 in conjunction with The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets‘ production house.

The show, which has a working title of No Strings Attached, will feature puppets and celebrities. The comedian, broadcaster and ex-NME journalist broke the news on Twitter, saying:

BBC News reports that the show was first mooted in March, when a spokesperson said the channel was working on a chat show fronted by a puppet and that they had been looking for “a warm, funny, cheeky, Saturday night host”.

Disney recently confirmed that they will be releasing a sequel to 2011’s Oscar winning movie, The Muppets. James Bobin will again direct and is currently co-writing the script with Nicholas Stoller. Jason Segel will not return as a writer for The Muppets sequel.

The Muppets movie took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for ‘Man Or Muppet’. The film revisited the classic felt characters in the present day after they had disbanded and saw them getting back together for one last show to save their old theatre from an oil developer. The storyline prompted right-wing commentators on Fox News to brand the movie ‘anti-business’.