Everybody has probably heard or read by now how Jason Segel became interested in writing and starring in a new Muppet movie while working with the Jim Henson Co. on the set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In this new movie he is penning, Segel is taking the Muppet characters back to their roots, as they will reunite for one last variety show to save their ailing studio. Rumor has it, that if the movie is a success, this opens up the opportunity to lead them right into a brand new The Muppet Show, which Segel would also pen.
While there have been numerous spin-offs, including The Muppets Tonight in the mid-90s (which I was also a fan of), the original The Muppet Show ran from 1976 to 1981 and even won an Emmy in 1978 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.
In my opinion, the more Muppets, the better. Whenever I bring children of my own into this world, I want it to be a world where Kermit is king. And since Jim Henson is no longer with us, I think Jason Segel is just the man for the job.