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The Muppets Trailer Looks Great In That Specific Muppets Type Of Way

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get excited for ABC’s new The Muppets show, alright. If you somehow missed the memo over the last few weeks, ABC is bringing Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and many, many more back to the small screen for an “adult Muppets show.” Now, ABC has released the first trailer for the series, and it is perfect. Give it a watch, now.

This trailer has everything. Bears dating humans, jokes about Los Angeles’ famed 405 freeway, Jere Burns, attractive pigs, paper airplanes, and jokes about breaking the fourth wall on sitcoms. There’s always a lot going on in any Muppets endeavor, mostly due to the fact that there are a lot of Muppets with a lot of personalities all vying for attention at any given moment. The new trailer for ABC’s The Muppets throws a slew of the fun felt characters into a writers room together to come up with “the concept” for the new comedy, and amusing chaos ensues. And because sometimes clichéd jokes are shoehorned in at just the right time, here’s Miss Piggy running into glass.


While Muppets Most Wanted wasn’t the biggest box office win for Disney in 2014, the company capably rebooted the characters for a brand new generation with The Muppets in 2011 and a new primetime show is long overdue. This one will be a mockumentary sitcom that will air alongside ABC’s other comedy regular Fresh Off The Boat, as well as dramas Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Quantico on Tuesday nights.

The personal life and relationships of the Muppets will be explored in-depth “the first time ever,” according to ABC. I’m not sure if it will be a great fit opposite Fresh Off The Boat, but The Muppets is such a weird outlier, I’m not sure any show would actually be a suitable pairing for the comedy series. With that being said, The Muppets rarely go wrong in terms of comedic sensibility, and the nod to modern sitcoms within a sitcom format of The Muppets is already keeping me in stitches, despite the fact we’ve only seen one trailer. Catch more when the series premieres during the fall of 2015.

In the meantime, here’s what ABC has coming up this summer.

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.