ABC’s New ‘Muppets’ Show Will Be an ‘Adult’ Mockumentary, Okay Then
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.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the new series would follow the Muppets as they attempt to launch a new TV series, going behind the scenes with a mock-documentary feel in the vein of The Office. ABC will make a decision after a pilot presentation, as created by The Big Bang Theory head Bill Prady and Anger Management writer-producer Bob Kushell.
So reads the official logline:
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.
Huh. Alright then. The Muppets Most Wanted cooled the franchise’s heels a bit, popularity-wise, but would The Muppets be better served by ABC’s new meta spin on the characters?