The Muppets Mayhem cancelled after one season

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The new Muppets show is the latest in a string of cancellations at Disney+ as the streamer cuts back on original programming.

It’s a tough time to work in the TV and Film industry right now. With cancellations coming left right and centre, and still relatively few new shows announced after the conclusion of the writers and actors strikes, it looks like streamers might be looking at some of their existing programming and wondering how on earth it’s supposed to turn a profit.

The latest casualty of these tightening purse strings is The Muppets Mayhem, which won’t be renewed by Disney+ after its first season aired in May this year.

It follows Disney+ original shows National Treasure, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., Willow, Big Shot and Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, all of which have been axed this year. The Spiderwick Chronicles, an upcoming adaptation of the fantasy novels by Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, was dropped by the channel to be picked up by Roku in the States.

The latest outing from our fuzzy friends was developed and written by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes, and followed The Electric Mayhem Band as they went on an epic musical journey to finally record their first studio album.

The series was broadly well-received by critics, but Disney never released viewing figures for the show – not that that’s too unusual.

According to Deadline, this likely puts an end to Goldberg’s interest in a wider Muppet-verse – though we’re sure the gang will make another appearance on our screens before too long. As we all know, it’s very hard to kill a muppet.

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