As we recently learned, The Muppets are coming back to TV! Yay! Only this time they’re doing something different…. Still “yay”? Damn right, it’s still “Yay!”. The first trailer for the new ABC show has been released and despite the fact that this new version of the classic puppet comedy show is now boasting a “more adult” tone and has been styled as a mockumentary a la The Office, there is still plenty of the same comedic beats, the same obscure in-jokes and the same meta gags – very META! – to be found here that made us fall in love with a certain frog and his friends so many years ago.
After the incredibly success of the 2011The Muppets movie, Jim Henson’s creations were back in the cultural spotlight in a big way. The follow-up movie, The Muppets:Most Wanted wasn’t terrible, but it did drop the ball, leaving many fans to wonder what’s next for the franchise. Luckily ABC picked it for the new Fall schedule and here we are! And you know what? I’m truly loving what I’m seeing in this brief two and a half minute preview, and cannot wait to watch the proper show.
“The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.”
The Muppets will premiere on ABC in September 2015.
Last Updated: May 14, 2015