The Muppets Return for TV Series on ABC
The Muppet Show is returning to TV with a contemporary grown-up reboot.
The show has been commissioned by ABC and promises a “more adult” take on much-loved characters such as Kermit.
The Muppet Show series will be filmed in a “contemporary, documentary-style” and will explore their personal lives and relationships.
For the first time ever, the series 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.
The Big Bang Theory‘s producer Bill Prady is behind the series.
The recent pilot got a standing ovation at an ABC screening last month, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The Muppets, created by puppeteer Jim Henson, first appeared on TV in the 1950s, getting their own show in the 1970s.
They recently made a return to the big screen in 2011’s The Muppets and 2014’s Muppets Most Wanted, featuring Ricky Gervais.
Their TV comeback series is one of several new comedies picked up by ABC after the US pilot season.