The Muppets
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog on the set of her talk show, "Up Late with Miss Piggy," in a scene from ABC's "The Muppets." (Eric McCandless/ABC)

‘The Muppets,’ ‘Motive,’ more ’24:’ Your questions answered

Miss Piggy and “The Muppets” are back with a new ABC series that caught the attention of WGN Radio’s Wendy Snyder.

“Miss Piggy looks hot,” Wendy said during my recent visit to the studio to talk TV on the Bill & Wendy Show.

While Wendy and I aren’t totally hooked on the new series, we both agree it delivers a lot of funny lines.

I’m just not convinced the mockumentary style of “The Office” and other shows works well for “The Muppets.” The best parts of the show so far have been when the characters are interacting with each other, not a cameraman.

Those interviews add a cheap laugh when the interviewee says one thing to the camera and then another to his or her coworkers.

Give me more Statler and Waldorf grumbling in the studio audience of “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” Those two, Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the gang don’t need to fall back on the one-on-one interview cliche.

We had a few callers ask questions during the segment and I’d like to further my answers for them below.

  • ABC did not renew police procedural “Motive” after its third season, but a fourth season will air in Canada on CTV. The fourth season currently is filming in Vancouver.
  • After the success of “24: Live Another Day,” Fox is said to be early in the development process for a return to the “24” world, most likely without Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. Sutherland recently told BBC News, “24 is definitely over now for me.”
  • Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are returning to play brothers Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows in a Fox revival of “Prison Break.” E! Online reports the 10-episode event series will pick up after Season 4 of the original series, meaning before Michael (Miller) was killed off in the straight-to-DVD movie conclusion. Series creator Paul Scheuring “had a very detailed, incredible story for why these characters become relevant again and why to bring them back. It’s going to be very exciting,” Fox boss Dana Walden at Summer TCA press tour.

You can hear me with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder about 11:05 a.m. Fridays on WGN Radio-720 AM. If you can’t make it to the radio, I’ll post them on my site. You also can listen to them at the Bill and Wendy Show page on WGN’s site.

To submit a question, call or text during the show using this number: 312-981-7200.