Earth to Ned Review

When The Muppets returned to Disney+ a few weeks ago with the new series Muppets Now, I found myself disappointed. While it was somewhat fun to see all of Jim Henson’s beloved characters in a new project, they don’t work as well when they’re mostly separated from each other in their own YouTube-style web shows, and something felt off about the comedy. Thankfully, another Jim Henson production is coming to Disney+ starting later this week, and this feels more in line with the kind of laughs that The Muppets used to deliver on television a long time ago.

Earth to Ned is a new unscripted talk show hosted by a huge four-armed alien commander named Ned (voiced by Paul Rugg) and his pig-snouted, mole-like lieutenant Cornelius (voiced by Michael Oosterom). In case you hadn’t already assumed (or somehow avoided the headline), they’re puppets from The Jim Henson Company. They were previously assigned to invade Earth, but instead, they’ve become obsessed with our pop culture and are now trying to learn as much about it as they can on their own talk show that broadcasts from inside their spaceship hidden deep beneath the Earth’s crust. Though it gets off to a rocky start, it quickly becomes a quirky and fun series replete with candid, improvised, and entertaining conversations with celebrity guests and a vibe that hearkens back to Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and Martin Short’s Primetime Glick with Jiminy Glick. Read More »

Earth to Ned Teaser Trailer

If there’s one thing that streaming services are lacking, it’s late night talk shows. But Disney+ is about to change that with their unique new half-hour talk show called Earth to Ned. Instead of having a famous comedian host the show, they’ve got a blue-skined alien named Ned (a puppet from The Jim Henson Company). Ned was originally sent here to invade our planet, but now he’s obsessed with Earth’s pop culture, and he’s hosting his own show where he chats with celebrity guests. Get a glimpse in the Earth to Ned teaser trailer below. Read More »

Earth to Ned

Even though we won’t be getting that new Muppets series that was previously in the works for Disney+, there will still be a little bit of magic from The Jim Henson Company and their incredibly puppetry in the form of something a little different than they’ve done before.

Earth to Ned is a new comedic half-hour series that has been given a straight-to-series order by Disney+. The series will be a fairly traditional late night talk show kind of format with celebrity guests, but the host will be Ned, a blue-skinned alien, and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion but became obsessed with our pop culture instead. That sounds like it has the potential for a lot of fun. Read More »