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New ‘Muppets’ Series Premieres September 22

Watch the Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang take over Hollywood in a new documentary-style series that explores the beloved characters as they live their lives in Tinseltown.

BURBANK, CA –Disney & ABC have announced the upcoming debut of The Muppets, now back in prime time like you've never seen them before. Scheduled to air on ABC Tuesday, September 22 at 8/7C, The Muppets will have romance, breakups, success, and failure. Muppets are opening the doors to their homes and offices in this fresh documentary-style series that explores these beloved characters as they live their lives in Hollywood. This real-world Muppet series will have something for kids of all ages. 

In the pilot episode, "Pig Girls Don't Cry," Miss Piggy is furious that Kermit booked Elizabeth Banks as a guest on her late night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear meets his girlfriend's parents, and Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons performs their new single "Roots." 

In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her up with Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggy better. Meanwhile, Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno's house and everyone is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter's troop in episode 2, "Hostile Makeover."

The Muppets stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Pepé the King Prawn, Rizzo the Rat, Scooter, Rowlf and the Electric Mayhem.

Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (3rd Rock From the Sun) are co-creators and executive producers. Randall Einhorn (The Office), Bill Barretta (Muppets Most Wanted), Debbie McClellan (The Muppet Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppet Studio) are also executive producers. The Muppets is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.

Soure: ABC Television

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.