Jim Henson's much-loved creatures return next month in a new 'contemporary, documentary-style show'
ABC has released a new teaser for The Muppets, which shows former lovebirds Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy squabbling over their break-up.
Kermit and Miss Piggy recently announced that they are no longer romantically involved, though they reassured fans that they will “continue to work together on television and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe”.
In the new teaser for their forthcoming US primetime series, Kermit asks Miss Piggy if they can “start over” with a take, but she presumes he is asking her to give their relationship another try, which draws a memorably histrionic response from the glamorous hog.
Set to premiere on ABC on September 22, The Muppets is conceived as a “contemporary, documentary-style show” which will apparently “lift the lid” on the furry creatures’ personal lives and romantic relationships for the first time.
The new series featuring Jim Henson’s much-loved characters is being steered by Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, and Bob Kushell, formerly an executive producer on 3rd Rock From The Sun. Prady is a longtime Muppets writer who scripted the 1990 TV special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.
The Muppets were last seen on TV with Lady Gaga in a one-off 2013 special titled Lady Gaga And The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. Their most recent film appearances came in last year’s Muppets Most Wanted, in which they were joined by Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, and 2011’s The Muppets co-starring Jason Segel.