The Muppets are coming back to television. This time, though, they won’t be doing a weekly variety show. No, that’s cutesy kids’ stuff. Get ready for a more adult-like version of the Muppets, which will allow us to see Kermit and the gang in a whole new light.
According to ABC:
“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.”
While the mock-documentary format has worked well for several TV shows, I’m not sure how I feel about the Muppets getting this type of treatment. What type of adult situations are they going to be put through? Miss Piggy coping with menopausal hot flashes? Kermit on Viagra? Fozzie in rehab? Gonzo and Camilla the Chicken going to couples therapy???
No word on when this new grown-up version of the Muppets will premiere, but fingers crossed it doesn’t take the fun out of these lovable characters, or even worse, ruin our childhoods.