Premieres: Sept. 22
Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT
Who’s In It? Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker
What’s It All About? “It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights!” It’s time for an all-new Muppets primetime comedy series! Filmed in documentary style, ABC is billing this as a “more adult” Muppet show following the beloved characters’ personal lives. Kermit has an office romance with a younger sow (“What can I say, Gonzo? I’m attracted to pigs.”). Miss Piggy is pursuing her movie career and has been linked to costar Topher Grace (“TMZ is calling us Tophiggy.”). There’s enough silliness to entertain the kids, and for those kids’ parents, there’s some great comedy as long as they’re able to get over the fact that few of the Muppets sound like they used to (hat tip to Family Guy).
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