I’m excited because tonight is the first episode of The Muppets‘ new ABC prime time television series. We’ve shown you the trailers and the early pitch video, so you probably know by now that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up. Well now that Kermit and Piggy are out promoting their new show, they are being forced to talk about their storyline relationship implosion. Last night the former puppet couple were forced to appear together (due to contractual commitments) on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and you can watch the fun interview embedded after the jump.
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You know that grunt-like scream that Miss Piggy makes when she’s really made and frustrated? That’s pretty much what the American Family Association offshoot One Million Moms is doing right now as they boycott ABC’s The Muppets TV show premiering this Tuesday at 8pm Eastern.
The organization touts a mission statement saying that they are trying to “stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media” and “stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children.” Or more succinctly put, “We want our children to have the best chance possible of living in a moral society.”
So it might come as no surprise that The Muppets TV series, which has been described as having a more adult-skewed tone than previous Muppet stories, has the organization in uproar because the show apparently makes nonchalant jokes about sex and drugs. Find out more about One Million Moms boycotting The Muppets below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Now that 2011’s The Muppets and 2014’s Muppets Most Wanted have revitalized the Muppets brand, Kermit and company are heading back to their home turf: television. ABC’s new The Muppets series unfolds behind the scenes of Up Late With Miss Piggy, following the trials and tribulations of its cast and crew.
While the characters are familiar, the show promises they’ll be “like you’ve never seen them before.” But is that a good thing or a bad thing? Get The Muppets early buzz after the jump. Read More »
It’s September, and that means new television is just around the corner. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert really kicked things off, but it’s not until later this month that the new fall 2015 TV shows really swing into full gear. What will audiences latch onto this season?
Well, we’re not sure what’s going to land and stick around, but we’ve come up with a list of 16 Most Anticipated New Fall 2015 TV Shows, ranging from the return of The Muppets on ABC to the small screen versions of movies like Limitless on CBS to cable offerings such as Ash vs the Evil Dead and even a couple new Netflix shows.
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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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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 »
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.
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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 »
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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 »
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 »