Earlier this month, news broke that ABC is developing a new show for Jim Henson's Muppets, and now we have some details regarding the revival.
Entertainment Weekly has learned that the new Muppets show will take a more adult approach to the material, dig deeper into their personal lives. Outside of Kermit and Miss Piggy's on-again off-again relationship shows and films have hardly scratched the surface of what the Muppets do outside of singing, dancing and popping family-friendly jokes.
The show will be shot like a mock-documentary in the vein of NBC/BBC's The Office and Fox/Netflix's Arrested Development. The tone of the show is said to resemble NBC's 30 Rock. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer-producer Bob Kushell are working on the pilot, "which the network is considering for a straight-to-series order."
Here's the official description:
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.
How's that for a slice of fried gold!