What to Expect from ABC’s “The Muppets”

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
What to Expect from ABC’s “The Muppets”
Old Muppets Logo.Feb. 22, 2006. Wikimedia Commons/Magnus Manske

Everyone’s favorite muppets are back on primetime television, and in a much different way than anyone else expected! Yes, according to Deadline, Jim Henson’s beloved Muppets, who have delighted children and parents for decades, will be back on the small screen come this fall 2015. TV Line has released a first look trailer into the upcoming show, and SpoilerTV has released several exclusive first look photos of the pilot episode. Read on to learn more about the much talked about the Muppets comeback on primetime television.

After more than a decade of being not on the air on primetime television, Jim Henson’s beloved muppets, whom almost everyone has grown up with, will be making a big comeback as according to Deadline, “The Muppets”, which hails from Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Cushell (Anger Management), as the site reported that it will be aired every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM on ABC.

However, the official logline of the much anticipated show warned audiences that the show is more of an adult show, as it will be focusing on the daily lives, wants, relationships, and other shenanigans that occur while putting up a hit television show.

The official trailer, which has been released on TV Line, shows viewers and fans that beloved muppets, such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rowlf, Scooter, The Swedish Chef, Fozzie Bear, Sam the Eagle, Beaker, Rizzo, Dr. Honeydew Bunsen, Janice, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Sweetums, and even Animal, will be featured in the show, along with other obscure muppets that have probably appeared in other shows, movies or specials. Along for the ride as well are several human companions and friends, and it looks another muppet lady pig will be featured as well, who will be seen as a rival by Miss Piggy for Kermit’s affections.

Also, it seems like several tropes and devices that have been used recently, such as the mockumentary style, which was used primarily in “Modern Family” will be used and be made fun of, and old storylines and other tropes, such as the fact that Miss Piggy has forgotten who Gonzo was again, and that there might be a love triangle between Gonzo, Miss Piggy and Kermit, will be used. Also, the show wouldn’t be complete without Statler and Waldorf, heckling at the show, once again, from the audience.

Also, another interesting element in this new show is the fact that other elements, such as a relationship between Fozzie Bear and a human woman, will be explored as well.

The exclusive photos on SpoilerTV reinforced everyone’s hopes and expectations as different beloved characters take center stage.

In one photo, Miss Piggy is seen by the set door, and in another, the new pig is uncomfortably close to Kermit. Another photo shows Gonzo behind Miss Piggy, and another shows Sam the Eagle talking to one of the penguins. Another picture shows the entire cast gathered at a table, with Kermit the Frog at the head, in order for everyone to pitch ideas as to what their show will be about.

Jim Henson’s muppets have been around for decades, and have delighted audiences since their conception.

Since then, the muppets have been utilized in “Sesame Street”, and have had several television shows, such as “The Muppet Show” and “Muppet Tonight”, and has had several movies, such as “The Muppet Treasure Island”, “The Muppet Christimas Carol”, and “The Muppets” and “The Muppets most Wanted”.

And that was all for all the updates on “The Muppets”. For more news, updates and recaps on “The Muppets” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “The Muppets” every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM on ABC when it debuts this coming fall.

Photo Source:Wikimedia Commons/Uploaded by Magnus Manske

About the author

Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.