‘The Muppets’ Episode Guide (Dec. 8): Mindy Kaling Guests in the Annual ‘Up Late’ Christmas Special

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‘The Muppets’ Episode Guide (Dec. 8): Mindy Kaling Guests in the Annual ‘Up Late’ Christmas Special

“Single All the Way” Season 1 Fall Finale (12/08/15) – The gang is preparing for the annual “Up Late” live Christmas special with, special guest Mindy Kaling. Animal is in charge of tinsel, Sweetums hangs the lights, Sam Eagle strategically places the mistletoe – everything is in order.

Or so it seems. Meanwhile, Miss Piggy offers relationship advice to Fozzie, which forces her to reevaluate her relationship with Kermit. Yolanda rigs the Secret Santa gift exchange, and Echosmith performs at the crew’s Christmas party on “The Muppets,” TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in this episode are Mindy Kaling as herself and Echosmith as themselves.

“Single All the Way” story was written by Gregg Mettler and Nell Scovell and the teleplay was written by Bob Kushell and Dave Caplan. The episode was directed by Matt Sohn.

“The Muppets” is co-created and executive-produced by Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”). Kristin Newman (“Galavant”), Randall Einhorn (“The Office”), Bill Barretta (“Muppets Most Wanted”), Debbie McClellan (The Muppets Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppets Studio) are also executive producers. “The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.

The Muppets are back in prime time like you’ve never seen them before. Romance! Breakups! Success! Failure! Muppets are opening the doors to their homes and offices in this fresh documentary style series that explores these beloved characters as they live their lives in Hollywood.

This real-world Muppet series will have something for kids of all ages. Follow Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppet gang as they produce late-night talk show, “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” Although Kermit and Miss Piggy are officially broken up and dating other people, Kermit still serves as the Executive Producer of her talk show, which is proving to be a very challenging task.

Miss Piggy is a star in her own right and spends more time canoodling with Hollywood’s elite than actually working. Fozzie Bear is the warm-up comic / sidekick for the show but is also balancing a serious relationship with a human woman whose parents do not approve of their inter-species relationship. Meanwhile, The Great Gonzo, the head writer for ‘Up Late,’ is very single. With the help of the staff writers Pepé the King Prawn and Rizzo, Gonzo will explore the perils of online dating.

Scooter, Dr. Teeth, Janice, Animal, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker and the rest of the Muppets all have roles at “Up Late,” but mostly just keep Kermit on his toes! After work, the crew usually heads over to Rowlf’s Tavern to unwind, but of course the Muppet mayhem follows wherever they go. “The Muppets” stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Pepé the King Prawn, Rizzo the Rat, Scooter, Rowlf and the Electric Mayhem. Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”) are co-creators and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (“The Office”), Bill Barretta (“Muppets Most Wanted”), Debbie McClellan (The Muppet Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppet Studio) are also executive producers.

“The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio. “The Muppets” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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