“Lady Gaga & the Muppets” Special Lands Premiere Date, Elton John & Kristen Bell


ABC is shedding more light on its upcoming “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular,” which is now set to air on Thanksgiving night.

“I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” Gaga said in the official release. “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!”

According to the release, the 90-minute special will not just feature the Muppets performing Christmas classics and Lady Gaga singing several songs from “Artpop,” but there will be a number of special guests as well.

Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul are set to perform during the “Spectacular,” while newlywed Kristen Bell is appearing in “a special sketch alongside the Muppets and Lady Gaga.”

That said, the Muppets will be singing “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells,” while Gaga will debut performances of several as-yet-unnamed tracks from her latest album.

Kermit also weighed in on the “incredible opportunity,” making light of the singer’s outfit made from plush Kermit the Frog dolls a few years ago.

“We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her,” he said. “We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe – again.”

“Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” will air on Thursday, November 28 at 9:30pm on ABC.