Tonight, Kermit The Frog and his fuzzy friends return to US television, and it’s all change.
Starting on October 19 on Sky 1, the all-new The Muppets takes its lead from The Office, 30 Rock and Modern Family, and will follow the furry troupe (Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Beeker plus all the other ones) in fly-on-the-wall fashion as they go about launching a new TV programme.
That show-within-a-show is the glitzy Up Late With Miss Piggy, a late-night talk show with the Electric Mayhem house band, featuring the incomparable Animal on drums.
Expect plenty of drama, as after 40 years of inter-species harmony, Kermit and Miss Piggy have split. Kermit’s now dating a porcine beauty called Denise. “I have a thing for pigs,” he reasons.
A host of celebrity cameos are set for the series, with Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington rumoured to appear alongside musical guests including American singer-songwriter Josh Groban. In the first episode, Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons – who play two nights at the O2 in London November 4 and 5 – stop by to run through latest single ‘Roots’. Check out a photo of them in action on the show below…