God bless America and its magnificent Broadcasting Company! Yes The Muppets are back, but not how you remember. As Kermit puts it, this is going to be “sort of an adult Muppets Show.”
Set behind the scenes of what appears to be a fictional The Muppet Show, ABC’s The Muppets will:
explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires.
Essentially it’s going be as if neither The Office nor 30 Rock were ever cancelled, but instead were combined into a single show, recast exclusively with muppets and – holy cow can you imagine a Jack Donaghy muppet?!
As we’ve come to expect from The Muppets over the years it looks like the series is going to be brilliantly self-aware and constantly teetering on the edge of (if not jumping right into) self parody, and I for one can’t wait.
The Muppets is set to premiere this Spring.