Revered children’s television series, “The Muppets,” made the cut during ABC’s recent renewal frenzy. “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady is the genius behind this “contemporary” and “more adult” perspective on America’s favorite puppets. Audiences have seen the G-rated entertainment skills of the Muppets, but now the camera crews are gearing up to explore the personal lives and true character of the puppets.

 

Kermit, Bunsen Honeydew, and Beaker in The Muppet Babies cartoon series which aired in the late 80s to early 90s.

The Muppet Babies cartoon series started in 1984 with all characters as children to relate to its most populated audience. (popsugar.com)

The show will follow a mock-documentary style, much like the series “The Office” or the more recently popular “Arrested Development.” The “more adult” aspect of the show won’t be too far over a young audience’s head. According to the show’s new logline, this series will be appropriate for all ages.

“The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—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; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.”

The Muppets legacy began in 1976 with Jim Henson’s live-action scripted “The Muppet Show” on CBS. Eight years later, cartoon spin-off, “The Muppet Babies,” debuted on television. This spurred the creation and release of “Jim Henson’s Little Muppet Monsters” the following year, “The Jim Henson Hour” in 1989, and finally “Muppets Tonight” in 1996.

 

Kermit the Frog and his beloved Miss Piggy reappeared in the Hollywood scene just a few years ago when Jason Segel instigated the movie, “The Muppets,” and again in the film, “The Muppets Most Wanted.” Collecting millions of dollars for the box office, the success of both movies probably sparked conversations of bringing back a television series.

 

The Muppets have a hold on the Tuesday 8 PM slot beginning in Fall 2015 sharing the evening with new comedy “Fresh Off the Boat,” the thrilling “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and “Quantico.”

 

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