It’s time for ABC’s “more adult” The Muppets show

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The Muppets

The Muppets
ABC
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

ALSO SEE: Kermit and Miss Piggy talk break-up, new ABC series “The Muppets.”

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).

Photo: © 2015 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Credit: Andrea McCallin

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