During the recent Television Critics Association press tour, “The Muppets” executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell gave the press a preview for the upcoming new show on ABC.
Variety reports that Prady has said that it will not be like the “Muppet Show” in the 70’s. Rather, it will be “exactly the same” and yet, “completely different.” For starters, Kermit and Miss Piggy, who were also present at the press tour, have confirmed that they have ended their relationship.
And just to make it clear to everyone, Miss Piggy and Kermit have issued a joint statement stating, “Our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al.”
— Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) August 4, 2015
Prady actually mentioned that Kermit is already dating someone else, a pig who happens to work in marketing at ABC. Meanwhile, Slashfilm reports that the latest pig in Kermit’s life is actually named Denise. Nonetheless, the relationship between the two seem to remain amicable as Kermit will reportedly continue to be the executive producer of Miss Piggy’s latenight show.
What’s different from the classic “Muppets” and the upcoming one is that the executive producers have said that the new show will have a mock documentary feel and will even feature backstage antics from Miss Piggy’s “Up Late with Miss Piggy.” Moreover, Prady hinted that viewers might even catch Piggy early in the morning in her home while she puts on her makeup.
Aside from Kermit and Miss Piggy, “The Muppets” will also see other cast favorites including Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Animal and Walter. Meanwhile, guest stars and performers will reportedly include Reese Witherspoon, Imagine Dragons, Topher Grace and Elizabeth Banks. “The Muppets” series premieres on September 22, Tuesday at 8/7c on ABC.