“The Muppets Mayhem” has been canceled after just one season at Disney+, Variety has learned.
The series was originally ordered at Disney+ in early 2022 and debuted on the streamer in May 2023. The cast of the series included Lily Singh, Tahj Mowry, Saara Chaudry, and Anders Holm.
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Per the official description, the comedy series followed “The Electric Mayhem Band — Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet — on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora (Singh), the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally record their first studio album.”
The Muppet performers for the show included Matt Vogel as Floyd, Bill Barretta as Dr. Teeth, Peter Linz as Lips, Dave Goelz as Zoot, David Rudman as Janice, and Eric Jacobson as Animal.
Adam F. Goldberg co-created the series along with Barretta and Jeff Yorkes. Both Goldberg and Barretta also served as executive producers with Yorkes co-executive producing. Goldberg executive produced via Adam F. Goldberg Productions along with Michael Bostick. Kris Eber, David Lightbody, and Leigh Slaughter also executive produced. ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio produced.
This was the latest Muppets project to be set up at Disney+. The streamer previously released the Halloween special “Muppets Haunted Mansion” in October 2021, while the short-form series “Muppets Now” was released in July 2020. Adam Horowtiz, Edward Kitsis, and Josh Gad were originally meant to create a new Muppets series set just after the events of the film “The Muppets Take Manhattan” but that show was scrapped before being ordered to series.
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