Puppets on NBC? Hey, the fourth place network could do worse: NBC is developing a comedy script with The Jim Henson Co.about a human family that lives next to one made up of puppets.

The project’s called The New Nabors, and its from scribes John Hoffman (Afterlife) and John Riggi (30 Rock). Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter who serves as CEO of the company, is also an executive producer on the project, which still has a ways to go before (or if) it hits the small screen.

If there a renewed demand for fake and furry creatures? Hollywood will find out Wednesday when The Muppets opens in theaters nationwide. Meanwhile, some of the Muppets and star Jason Segel hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend.

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