muppets kermit and miss piggy break-up

You may have gotten a sense of this if you saw the 10 minute sizzle real for The Muppets new ABC TV show, but Kermit the Frog confirmed it at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Kermit and Miss Piggy have indeed broken up. They are still working together on the series, and Kermit is producing Piggy’s upcoming late night talk show, so expect tensions to flare up. Hit the jump to learn more about the Kermit and Miss Piggy break-up.

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Muppets TV show posters

Not long after the the video presentation that landed The Muppets a new show on ABC surfaced online after a debut at Comic-Con, we have a batch of new posters for the “more adult” TV comedy series that you’ll likely start seeing around major cities very soon.

Featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo, each of the character posters have a clever little tagline, with Kermit’s taking the cake as the boldest and funniest tagline to promote a Muppets production I’ve ever heard. Check out The Muppets TV show posters after the jump! Read More »

The Muppets pitch video

In case you hadn’t heard, The Muppets are coming back to television this fall with a brand new series on ABC. Taking a cue from shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, the series will be a mockumentary style show following the Muppets as they create a new series for ABC. Yeah, it’s pretty meta, just like all the rest of their productions.

The Muppets recently put on a hilarious panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, complete with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and more. (You can watch it all right here.) One thing that can’t be seen in the panel video is the 10-minute pitch video that was shown to ABC in order to land the series deal. But thankfully, the television studio has released the pitch video for us all to see, and it’s fantastic.

Watch The Muppets pitch video after the jump! Read More »

Muppets Comic Con panel

Even though fans were going crazy over the panels for shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones at Comic-Con, one panel that we didn’t get to check out that had equally rabid fans was for The Muppets and their return to television in the self-titled ABC mockumentary series.

We’ve already seen a trailer teasing the promising return of Jim Henson’s favorite creations, but seeing Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the crew take on a panel at Comic-Con is something entirely different. It’s actually kind of magical, continuing to make these characters feel real. So watch the entire Muppets Comic Con panel after the jump and learn some new details about the show too! Read More »

Comic-Con 2015 photos

The SlashFilm crew has arrived here at Comic-Con 2015. Even though the convention doesn’t get into full swing until tomorrow, Preview Night kicks off the nerd festivities tonight, and San Diego is already decked out with plenty of promotional materials.

To kick off the next few days of coverage, we went around downtown San Diego and took snapshots of all the marketing and hype that surrounds convention attendees while they try to get their hands on their favorite collectibles, see sneak peeks of forthcoming movies and new TV shows, and just geek out and freak out.

Below you’ll find promo images and set-ups for Fox’s new Minority Report series, the new video game LEGO Dimensions, The Peanuts Movie, Adult Swim’s Rick & Morty, NBC’s Heroes Reborn, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead and more. Check out our Comic-Con 2015 photos after the jump! Read More »

Muppets TV Show 2015

Out of all the big TV news that came out of network upfronts, the official pick up of a new Muppets TV show was certainly among the top stories. The fact we’re going to get a primetime Muppets show with slightly more adult themes that explores the backstory of the characters is interesting; the show has the potential to hit a lot of perfect notes. The first trailer definitely showed that promise. Now, adding to the trailer, the official Disney blog posted 12 new photos from the show that reveal some more minor characters and fun situations we’ll see when the new Muppets TV show airs this fall. Read More »

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Best Stories of the Week

We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.

This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump! Read More »

The Top 15 Best Bands in Movies

Top 15 Best Bands in Movies

This weekend brings the sequel Pitch Perfect 2 to theaters, featuring a wonderful showcase of music created by Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld and more. Their group The Barden Bellas trots around the globe in an effort to win the world championships of a cappella. Their slick mash-ups and catchy harmonies have made them a sensation on the big screen, and Kendrick even turned into a radio hitmaker with her cute song “Cups.”

But The Barden Bellas aren’t the only musical groups on film that know how to jam. There are plenty of other fictional bands from cinema that give us a toner (a musical boner). Below, I’ve rounded up my picks for the Top 15 Best Bands in Movies. Did your favorite big screen musical group make the cut? Find out after the jump! Read More »

Watch ABC’s New 2015-2016 TV Series Trailers

Yesterday morning we featured the trailers for new TV shows coming from NBC, as well as trailers for some of the new programming that will hit Fox, when the new 2015-2016 season begins this fall. And as upfront presentations continue from the big networks today we have the trailers for fresh new series from ABC.

We’ve already seen the trailer for The Muppets series on the way (we’ve included it below in case you missed it), but there’s also another series adaptation of Uncle Buck, a medical comedy called Dr. Ken starring The Hangover menace Ken Jeong, a Biblical epic called Of Kings and Prophets, the 80s set, rock-infused serial killer thriller Wicked City and more.

Watch ABC’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »