It’s unclear which killjoys have kept the Muppets off television airwaves since 1981, but who cares because hate doesn’t win: the heroes over at ABC have picked up a brand new series set to premiere September 22—all based on one 10-minute pilot.
The pitch video debuted at this year’s Comic-Con and received a rare standing ovation from a room full of Henson fanatics. Thankfully it is now available to us all. Filmed documentary-style, the footage sets the stage for what we can expect from creators Bill Prady, Bob Kushell and Randall Einhorn. “The whole show takes place behind the scenes at Up Late With Miss Piggy,” Kushell said at the Comic-Con panel, which sounds like we’re in for a Muppety version of The Larry Sanders Show. “The trick of the show, if it works, is to show the Muppets in our world. There’s no barrier between the world they’re in and the world we’re in,” Prady added. What’s more, the series will be shot right here in L.A. Here’s your first look.
The Muppets premieres September 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC