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Kristin Chenoweth to Guest Star on ABC's THE MUPPETS, 11/3

ABC has announced that Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will guest star as herself on the next episode of THE MUPPETS, titled. "Ex-Factor".

In the episode, Kermit is scrambling to find the perfect birthday gift for Denise, so he turns to Miss Piggy for help. Meanwhile, Chenoweth agrees to do a gig with The Electric Mayhem and inadvertently causes a rift between the band. The episode airs, NOVEMBER 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Ex-Factor" was written by Nell Scovell and Emily Wilson, teleplay by Bob Kushell and Steve Rudnick and directed by Randall Einhorn.

Chenoweth recently made her return to Broadway, playing the glamorous film star Lily Garland in the Roundabout Theatre Company's "On the Twentieth Century." Her performance earned her the Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award. She also earned nominations for a Tony Award in the category "Best Performance by an Actressin a Leading Role in a Musical" and a Drama League Award. Chenoweth co-hosted the Tony Awards in June withAlan Cumming.

Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances last year at New York'sCarnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall. Last fall she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, "Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home," where she performed a career-spanning concert in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The concert was also televised as a special on PBS.

Her TV credits include Disney's The Descendants, The West Wing, The Good Wife, G.C.B., Glee, The LifetimeOriginal Movie The Twelve Men of Christmas, Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Rob Marshall's Annie, and Ugly Betty. On film she has appeared in The Boy Next Door, Opposite Sex, Hard Sell, Rio 2, Family Weekend, Hit and Run, You Again, Deck the Halls, RV, Bewitched, Running with Scissors.

Theater credits include The Roundabout Theatre Company's The Apple Tree, Promises, Promises, Wicked, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Music in the Air, Stairway to Paradise, Epic Proportions and Steel Pier, for which she won a Theatre World award, The Roundabout Theatre's Moliere's Scapin and Nora Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Also, commemorating the centennial anniversary of the first Ziegfeld Follies, Chenoweth concluded New York City Center's 2007 season with beloved Broadway numbers from the early 20th century.

"The Muppets" is co-created and executive-produced by Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory") and Bob Kushell ("3rd Rock From the Sun"). Randall Einhorn ("The Office"), Bill Barretta ("Muppets Most Wanted"), Debbie McClellan (The Muppets Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppets Studio) are also executive producers. "The Muppets" is produced by ABC Studios and THE MUPPETS Studio.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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