BBC to Air Jim Henson Company Puppet Talk Show


In case you needed even more proof that British TV is just better, here you go: The BBC is collaborating with the Jim Henson Company to develop a puppet talk show. With a working title of No Strings Attached (see what they did there?), the series will feature several new puppets — Sesame Street‘s resident reporter, Kermit, must have been unavailable — and could air on BBC One as early as next year. “The Muppets were a massive phenomenon and nobody seems to have been developing anything in this area for a long time,” said BBC’s executive editor for entertainment, Karl Warner. Which really makes you wonder why America doesn’t have its own Muppet talk show yet, especially at a time when Jay Leno is apparently the best NBC can do for The Tonight Show. [via BBC News]