A new talk show from the Jim Henson Company, Earth to Ned, is landing on Disney+ next month. The late night talk show will be hosted by Ned, an alien commander, and his lieutenant Cornelius, who call off an invasion of Earth after falling in love with human culture.
Broadcasting from their spaceship, hidden deep underground, Ned and Cornelius interview celebrities from Earth with help from the ship’s artificial intelligence (named BETI) and the destructive CLODs (Cloned Living Organisms of Destruction), all the while trying to keep it a secret from their home planet and his father.
Each episode focuses on a topic or theme that is both equally unique to earthlings and fascinating to Ned, including comedy, sports, social media, and fashion. Ned beams in celebrity guests from across the known universe to put on the ultimate chat show, but the more he learns about our human culture, the more obsessed he becomes.
The guests from season one include Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gina Carano (The Mandalorian), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Taye Diggs (Rent), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Bindi and Robert Irwin (Crikey! It’s the Irwins), Gillian Jacobs (Community), NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Thomas Lennon (The Twilight Zone), Joel McHale (Stargirl), Andy Richter (Conan), Olivia Rodrigo (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series), Eli Roth (Hostel), Kristen Schaal (Bill & Ted Face the Music), Paul Scheer (Marvel’s 616), Jenny Slate (Venom), Raven Symoné (Raven’s Home), Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden), and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back).
Earth to Ned is executive produced by Brian Henson and Vince Raisa of the Jim Henson Company and Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley of Marwar Junction Productions. Ned, Cornelius, BETI and the CLODs are created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Earth to Ned will enter Disney+ on 4 September with a batch of 10 episodes.