Last week saw The Muppets treating fans to the 10-minute pilot pitch that won them a new ABC series this fall, placing Kermit and the gang in a more adult context as a behind-the-scenes mockumentary. ABC appears to be running with that ball, promising “full-frontal nudity” and more by its first posters for the fall premiere.
ABC’s upcoming Muppets mockumentary series only had so much to show at its recent Comic-Con 2015 panel, but with an actual premiere as far away as September, Kermit, Ms. Piggy, Gonzo and the gang dug deep for a special preview. Check out the 10-minute presentation that convinced ABC to make a new Muppets series!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has made some solid Season 3 casting changes to date, but speaking of dates, ABC has officially granted one to Coulson and his team. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will officially return in late September, as revealed by ABC’s fall 2015 lineup.
Welp, that was fast! Just a short while after ABC released its full fall 2015 lineup, here come the trailers. The Muppets go “adult” in the first mockumentary preview for their new series, while Uncle Buck lives, FBI agents join Quantico, and even Community star Ken Jeong gets in the three-camera sitcom game by the latest trailers.
ABC is the latest of the broadcast networks to throw out their 2015-2016 schedules, and while few major upsets are in store, the network still had some surprising news. Will Castle or Grey’s Anatomy go on beyond their next seasons? And which of the freshman series will get an unexpected reboot?
The Muppets are indeed returning to TV, as ABC has formally announced a full series order for their upcoming season. Last we heard, the new Muppets series from Big Bang Theory creator Bill Prady was going to be more adult-oriented, presented “mockumentary” style, which seemed a bit odd since the beloved Jim Henson creations always sought to appeal to audiences of all ages anyway. But apparently this approach has paid off, as ABC is so thrilled with what they’ve seen from the new Muppets show already that they’re banking on the series to become a big hit. Also: Synergy.
Muppet fans were both elated and unsurprised to learn that Kermit and his pals might head back to TV for a new ABC series, though the subject matter may well turn some heads. According to a new report, ABC is looking to reinvent The Muppets as a 30 Rock-style mockumentary exploring the characters’ “more adult” lives.
The Muppets have enjoyed their return to movie limelight, but it seems like an inevitability the fan-favorite franchise will rediscover its TV roots. It may be time to light the lights sooner than expected however, as a new report says an Office veteran has come on board to develop a new ABC Muppets pilot.
It was only a matter of time, really, but that doesn’t make this new Whiplash mashup video any less awesome. Some clever human beings have edited together footage from Whiplash with footage of Animal from The Muppets playing drums, obviously, and the results are super funny and super cute and absolutely wonderful.
Before he was a CGI creation, Jedi master Yoda was a puppet. Before green screens became the norm, the Dagobah set for ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was built elevated off the ground to accommodate Yoda’s puppeteers. And before he brought Yoda to life, puppeteer and voice actor Frank Oz was best known as the man behind Miss Piggy. In a weird way, that makes the most wizened character in the ‘Star Wars’ universe a distant relative of the extended Muppet family.