It can be hard to tell because one of the great things about The Muppets is that they don’t age, but that picture at the top of the page is the first brand new photo from the new Muppet Show that ABC has just announced is in the works.
Rumors have been floating around for a little while that the network was looking to bring back Kermit and the gang to prime time, but nothing solid had been brought forth. However, the world from Entertainment Weekly is that the pilot for the new show was recently screened and it received a standing ovation. What’s more surprising is that the screening was for ABC executives.
The show will reportedly have a more “adult” feel to it and will be done mockumentary style, showing the Muppets lives outside of show business.
Bill Prady and Bob Kushel have written the show and will serve as executive producers alongside Randall Einhorn and Bill Baretta. There is no word yet on a premiere date for the new version of The Muppet Show.
The two most recent Muppet movies have done reasonably well at the box office, with The Muppeets (2011) grossing $165 million worldwide and Muppets: Most Wanted grossing $80 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.