Disney Plus is getting a late-night talk show hosted by a muppet
A puppet alien will host Earth to Ned.
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Disney Plus confirmed the show with a post on Instagram late Friday afternoon.
"He's the host with the most... arms! Earth to Ned, an original series from The Jim Henson Company, coming soon only to #DisneyPlus."
The comedy will see pop culture-obsessed Ned interview celebrities, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and it'll also star an artificial intelligence persona called BETI and an army of CLODs (cloned living objects of destruction).
"Ned will be bringing real-life celebrity guests to his ship from across the known universe and interviewing them, late-night talk show style, in hopes of producing the ultimate talk show,"
said, according to the Reporter.
The Jim Henson Company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 1:56 p.m. PT on Oct. 25. Updated at 4:40 p.m.: Adds confirmation from Disney Plus.