21 November 2011 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] The upcoming film The Muppets unfolds around a world that's moved on and forgotten all about the once-famous gang -- but between that film, the documentary Being Elmo, and the enduring popularity of Sesame Street's parodies, it's clear that puppets in the real world are actually coming back in a big way. The latest company to jump on the trend is NBC, which has just closed a deal on a human-puppet hybrid script from the Jim Henson Co. called The New Nabors. While it won't feature Kermit and his pals, with the Jim Henson Co. on board it seems like a project worth keeping an eye on all the same. More details after the jump. Deadline [2] reports that John Hoffman (Afterlife) and John Riggi (30 Rock) are writing the script for The New Nabors, as well as executive producing with the Jim Henson Co.'s Alex Rockwell and Jim Henson's daughter Lisa Henson. »


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