New Muppet Show: BBC One, Jim Henson Partner For New Series

A new Muppet show is coming to BBC One. The network has partnered with The Jim Henson Company for "No Strings Attached" (working title).

The series will feature a new cast of puppet characters and two celebrity guests. The celebrities will go head-to-head in a series of games run by the puppets and appear in sketches. BBC One describes the series as a "warm, cheeky, family affair fueled by a healthy dose of off-the-wall, madcap fun."

“It's wonderful to be working with The Jim Henson Company and a writing team led by Danny Baker," Danny Cohen, controller of BBC One, said in a statement.

Brian Henson will be lead puppeteer on the series. Danny Baker will serve as lead writer and the puppets were created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop in Los Angeles.

"We are delighted and honoured to be providing both desk-space and an original idea to such a powerful array of showbiz talent, in what promises to be the longest credit roller in history," Derek McLean, creative director of BBC In-House Entertainment, said in a statement.