This one seems like a no-brainer.
“Pop Idol” was launched in England in 2001 and has since blossomed into a global country-by-country talent contest that continues to this day. The “Idol” phenomenon has also expanded beyond singing to become a trend in dance competitions as well as general talent shows like “America’s Got Talent.”
The appeal of “Idol” shows and its ilk, beyond finding interesting new talent to inject into the pop market, were the colorful judges, who included the embittered Simon Cowell, the sensational Paul Abdul , as well as legit pop stars. like Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. It was nice to hear entrenched celebrities complimenting an amateur, and many admit to finding a certain cruel pleasure in hearing them tear up a bad singer or dancer. Since celebrity judges are the main draw of talent-based game shows, why not hire some of the best theater performers of all time: The Muppets?
Contestants would show off a family-friendly performance skill or talent to a panel of Muppet judges, and a human celebrity judge to spin each episode. Kermit could give them polite advice, Miss Piggy could speak for herself, Scooter would speak from a practical point of view, and Gonzo would always demand bolder acts. At the end of each episode, after a contestant was rejected, in a playoff fashion, they could have an interview with the Muppets to talk about their next steps.