ABC has announced that Lady Gaga will star in a 90 minute Thanksgiving special with the Muppets.
Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular is an “avant-garde twist” on the classic holiday variety show format. Gaga will be performing songs from her new album, ARTPOP, and the special features guest appearances from Elton John, RuPaul, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kristen Bell. There will also be a sneak peek from the Muppet’s upcoming film Muppets Most Wanted in which Gaga makes a cameo performance.
Kermit the Frog, who will be joining Lady Gaga on stage for a special duet version of “Applause”, has called the Thanksgiving special an “incredible opportunity” adding:
“We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her. We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe—again.”
Lady Gaga has said she was “so excited” when ABC approached her about doing another Thanksgiving special:
“I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!”
Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular will air on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 on ABC from 9:30-11:00 p.m., EDT.