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Adult-Oriented Muppets on GSN with 'Late Night Liars'

by Brad Trechak, posted May 5th 2010 5:00PM
Late Night LiarsJim Henson has sadly passed on, but his company is still thriving and adapting to the times.

According to the LA Times
, GSN announced today that Henson Alternative (the adult division of the Jim Henson Company) will be making a game show called 'Late Night Liars,' which stars a group of alcoholic puppets.

The premise of the game show is this: Contestants (who are human) will have to distinguish between fact and fiction, as told by the aforementioned drunk puppets, as they compete for various cash and prizes. Characters include Shelley Oceans, Sir Sebastian Simian and William A. Mummy (get it?).

Actor/comedian Larry Miller will host.

"Jim Henson made a great discovery many years ago when he realized that pretending puppets are people is far easier than dealing with people who are puppets," Miller said in a GSN statement.
How would Jim Henson himself have reacted to this show? On one hand, he's known more for family entertainment. But then again, from what's been written, he probably would have gotten on board this whole "adult-oriented puppets" fad long ago (made popular by the musical 'Avenue Q') had he still been around. Let's not forget his puppets have appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in the early years of the program, and the humor of 'The Muppet Show,' while geared towards kids, did have mature sensibilities.

Tell us: Will you watch 'Late Night Liars'?

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Richard Ott

If this were 1985, I would've said yes to this
Late Night Muppet concept, even if it were to have
become "Muppets Tonight". Late Night Liars, I just
don't know. Well, since it's not Crank Yankers, and
it's a Jim Henson project, I'll watch this show.

May 05 2010 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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