or


[09/25/08 - 10:07 AM]
Uma Thurman, Jesse L. Martin, Nathan Lane, Jane Krakowski, Petra Nemcova, Paul Williams and Michael Bloomberg Join the All-Star Cast of NBC's Holiday Special 'A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa'
They join the previously announced cast members Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Griffiths, Tony Sirico, Steve Schirripa and Madison Pettis.

[via press release from NBC]

UMA THURMAN, JESSE L. MARTIN, NATHAN LANE, JANE KRAKOWSKI, PETRA NEMCOVA, PAUL WILLIAMS AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG JOIN THE ALL-STAR CAST OF NBC'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL 'A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA'

Stars Join Previously Announced Cast of Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"), Richard Griffiths ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"), Tony Sirico ("The Sopranos"), Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos") and Madison Pettis ("Cory in the House")

BURBANK�SEPTEMBER 25, 2008�Uma Thurman ("Kill Bill"), Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock"), Nathan Lane ("The Producers"), Jesse L. Martin ("Law & Order"), Petra Nemcova ("A Model Life") Paul Williams ("Georgia Rule") and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have joined the all-star cast of NBC's upcoming holiday special "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" airing Wednesday, December 17 (8-9 p.m. ET).

They join the previously announced cast members include Whoopi Goldberg ("The View"), Richard Griffiths ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"), Tony Sirico ("The Sopranos"), Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos") and Madison Pettis ("Cory in the House").

In "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," the Emmy and Grammy-award winning Muppets deliver an all new one-hour special filled with song and dance, mayhem and heaps of holiday high spirits. On Christmas Eve the Muppets mistakenly avert three letters from making their way to Santa Claus in the North Pole--leaving three Christmas wishes at stake.

Kermit rounds up his fearless friends to get to the North Pole before Santa makes his rounds on Christmas Eve and as usual, nothing�not even Miss Piggy's planned trip to the tropics can stand between the Muppets and a joyful Christmas. In typical Muppets fashion, chaos and humor ensue as they try to find a way to the North Pole, but will they make it in time? The cast in alphabetical order is:

Mayor Bloomberg - himself
Whoopi Goldberg - Cab driver
Richard Griffiths - Santa Claus
Jane Krakowski - Claire's mom
Nathan Lane - Officer Meany
Jesse Martin - Postal worker
Petra Nemcova - Beaker's girlfriend
Madison Pettis - Claire
Steve Schirripa - Mafia guy
Tony Sirico - Mafia guy
Uma Thurman - Joy the ticket clerk
Paul Williams - Elf

In the special, Jesse L. Martin, who plays a postal worker, opens the program with a song and dance number along with the Muppets in the post office as they are waiting in line to mail their Christmas cards. Later on, Jane Krakowski, who plays the Mother to Claire (Madison Pettis), tries to assuage her daughter --who is feeling lonely during the holidays, from befriending the Muppets who happen to live in the same building. Claire is disappointed when Gonzo reveals none of the Muppets will be around during Christmas as they are all going on vacation, leaving Claire alone with her Mother. The Muppets soon realize that the spirit of the holidays is more important than vacation, and they must do all they can to get the three letters to Santa in time for Christmas. They high-tail it in Whoopi Goldberg's taxicab to the airport, where they encounter a friendly ticket agent, Uma Thurman and a bitter airport security guard, played by Nathan Lane. Will they find a flight to reach the North Pole in time or get caught up in last minute security issues? Tune in to find out, and bring the spirit of the holidays into your living room.

"A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa" is executive produced by The Muppets Studio and produced by Martin G. Baker. The writers are Hugh Fink, Andrew Samson, Scott Ganz and Paul Williams, with songs by Paul Williams (songwriter for "The Muppet Movie").





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· MODEL LIFE WITH PETRA NEMCOVA, A (TLC)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)





[06/11/21 - 02:00 PM]
discovery+ and ID Highlights - Weeks of June 21 and June 28
Said offerings include the launch of "Relentless" on discovery, Monday, June 28.

[06/11/21 - 01:39 PM]
ABC Is No. 1 Entertainment Net During First Week of Summer in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of May 31-June 6.

[06/11/21 - 11:25 AM]
Video: "Leonardo" - Official Trailer - Prime Video Spain
Leonardo da Vinci, the man behind the legend. He discovers the more human side and the drama behind the art and inventions of the Italian Renaissance genius.

[06/11/21 - 11:17 AM]
"Summer Fun & Games" Lineup Propels ABC to Sunday's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, June 6.

[06/11/21 - 09:46 AM]
Video: "The Cuphead Show!" w/ Wayne Brady as King Dice - Geeked Sneak Peek - Netflix
The video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style comes to life in "The Cuphead Show!"

[06/11/21 - 09:37 AM]
Get Ready to Enter New Raccoon City with the Cast of "Resident Evil"
Lance Reddick, Ella Balinska, Tamara Smart, Siena Agudong, Adeline Rudolph and Paola Nunez will star in Netflix's live-action series.

[06/11/21 - 09:33 AM]
Video: Lost in the Woods No More - Meet Ciri in "The Witcher" Season 2
Netflix offers up the latest tease for the new season.

[06/11/21 - 09:32 AM]
Peacock Announces Original Musical Comedy Series "Take Note"
The 10-episode series follows a group of contestants from across the country competing in a fictional reality singing competition, "Take Note."

[06/11/21 - 09:30 AM]
Netflix and Ubisoft Are Developing a Brand New "Far Cry" Animated Series
The news comes as the "Far Cry 6" game is due to be released on October 7.

[06/11/21 - 09:20 AM]
"Captain Laserhawk," A "Blood Dragon" Remix, An Adaptation of the Bestselling Ubisoft Game Is in Production with Netflix
The news marks the latest announcement from the streamer's Geeked Week event.

[06/11/21 - 09:18 AM]
First Look at the "Splinter Cell" Animated Series, An Adaptation of the Bestselling Ubisoft Game
Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise, is onboard to write the Netflix series.

[06/11/21 - 09:16 AM]
Netflix's "Castlevania" Universe Is Getting Even Bigger
An all new series starring Richter Belmont (the son of Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard, set in France during the French Revolution, is currently in the works.

[06/11/21 - 09:07 AM]
Video: First Clip from "Arcane," The "League of Legends" Animated Series Coming Fall 2021 to Netflix
Nothing like a little sibling rivalry.

[06/11/21 - 09:05 AM]
Video: AMC+ and AMC Release Trailer for Revenge Thriller, "The Beast Must Die" Ahead of July 5 Premiere
Remaining episodes will continue to debut on AMC+ one week ahead of their AMC linear airings on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/11/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Virgin River" Season 3 - Official Trailer - Netflix
Mel and her loved ones in Virgin River support each other while facing all sorts of troubles: death, a fire, custody arguments, breakups and more.