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Muppets: Jim Henson Company, BBC co-produce 'No Strings Attached'

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BBC One announced today that it will join The Jim Henson Company in co-producing a new puppet pilot. The series, currently titled No Strings Attached, will introduce the world to a brand new cast of Henson’s famous felt-y friends. Each week, two celebrities will join the regular cast members in appropriately Muppet-esque sketches and games.

Jim Henson’s son Brian will lead the puppetry team and executive produce (alongside sister Lisa Henson, pictured), and U.K. broadcaster/Jonathan Ross associate Danny Baker will lead the writing team. Los Angeles-based Jim Henson’s Creature Shop created the puppets.

Strings could very well mark a changing tide. Given the long history of U.S. producers importing shows from the U.K., Strings and Andy Samberg’s upcoming Cuckoo are leading the charge for U.S. creativity to start a migration across the pond.

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