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New Muppets show will focus on the Muppets’ personal lives

April 26th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Remember we told you a new Muppets Show was in the works (here)?

Well, we expected it to be the classic format… you know the drill, Statler and Waldorf hassling the Muppets as they put on a live show. But it seems we were wrong…

According to EW it will be a more adult show, a “mockumentary-style series that goes deeper into the Muppets’ personal lives”.

Um, ok.

It will follow the Muppets as they try to get their iconic stage show back up and running: “The series will be shot mock-documentary style, like Arrested Development and The Office.”

“In what’s being billed as a first for The Muppets, the personal lives of the characters will be explored. ABC’s official new logline reads: “The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.” 

We’re not convinced… this seems a big departure from the show we know and love. But, we’re always up for new things. Probably.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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