Tonight marks the season finale of The Muppets on ABC. The network wasn’t happy with the new Tuesday night series’ ratings in the fall so they replaced series showrunner Bob Kushell with Galavant’s showrunner, Kristin Newman. Newman made some changes to the series but they don’t seem to have made a difference. The ratings hit new lows when the show returned from its winter hiatus.
With such poor ratings, you’d think that The Muppets would automatically be cancelled. However, Disney owns the Muppets characters so the corporation (which also owns ABC) has a vested interest in keeping the show on the air.
We likely won’t know the show’s fate until May when the networks announce their plans for next season.
But, what do you think? Do you think that The Muppets is worth renewing for a second season? Should it be cancelled instead?