10:50 AM EDT 09/23/2015
Kermit the Frog
Originally posted 09/22/2015 08:00PM
The previous series (1976–81) was conceived as a variety show – you know, the thing that I was expecting Neil Patrick Harris to host that turned out to be Best Time Ever. The new Muppets, which is about the behind-the-scenes nonsense that goes into putting together a nightly talk show for Miss Piggy, is shot in the mockumentary style of so many sitcoms, including The Office (The Muppets' opening titles use even the same typeface) or Modern Family. There is no audience laughter and no applause, both of which were conspicuously canned and shrill on The Muppet Show.
This is actually a very attractive change: Rebooted as a sitcom, the production has a physical softness and a baggy looseness that match the Muppets' contours.
Originally posted 09/22/2015 04:45PM
It's almost time raise the curtain and light the lights when The Muppets finally premieres on ABC Tuesday night.
While we know that the show will offer us a new, behind-the-scenes look at the day-to-day lives of the characters we know and love – their commutes, their relationships, whatever the Swedish Chef is whipping up for lunch – we're also hoping that The Muppets will finally offer fans some of the answers to the questions that have haunted us for years.
Specifically, questions like …
Originally posted 09/21/2015 03:00PM
In an exclusive clip from Tuesday's premiere episode of ABC's new faux reality series The Muppets, the showbiz diva gives ex Kermit the Frog a list of outlandish demands for her late-night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy – even striking out at one A-list star.
Originally posted 09/16/2015 08:25AM
Originally posted 09/01/2015 02:10PM
Well, that didn't take long.
It's been less than month since Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced they were splitting after four decades together, but it appears the plush amphibian has already moved on.
Kermit, who is still working with Miss Piggy on her late-night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy – a situation that is being documented on the upcoming ABC series The Muppets – has been spotted around town numerous times with a head of marketing at ABC named Denise, a source tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 09/03/2015 12:45PM
"We're super excited for our new show on ABC and they brought all the stars to kick it off," Kermit says in a new, extended promo for The Muppets.
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the gang are joined by the stars of ABC's Scandal, Fresh Off the Boat, black-ish and more – and it's clear the drama is already unfolding behind the scenes.
"Our new show is not like anything you've seen us do before," Miss Piggy reveals. "You are going to see behind the scenes of The Muppets." And boy do we – as in, the-morning-after-outside-Piggy's-trailer behind the scenes.
Originally posted 09/02/2015 10:45AM
It's the end of an era – captured on film!
Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog's August split sent shockwaves across the country and left us all questioning: Is love dead?
In a new photo, the Muppets costars, who were together for 40 years, are seen calling it quits during what appears to be a brutal argument.
'Kermit, #SorryNotSorry': Liam Hemsworth Posts Romantic Pic With Miss Piggy As It's Revealed He Will Guest Star on The Muppets Reboot
Originally posted 08/31/2015 04:45PM
It hasn't even been a whole month since Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog split, but it looks like The Muppets star may have already found a new love interest: Liam Hemsworth.
"Spent Friday with the most beautiful girl in the world," The Hunger Games star captioned a romantic photo of himself with Kermit's ex-love. "Kermit, #SorryNotSorry. #TheMuppets #misspiggy."
WATCH: Kerry Washington Consoles The Muppets' Kermit the Frog After His 'Tough Breakup' from Miss Piggy
Originally posted 08/14/2015 12:00PM
In a new promo for The Muppets, the Scandal star gets together with her new network mates Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to welcome them to ABC, and she finds out firsthand that there's still a lot of tension between the two in the wake of their recent split.
After Washington, 38, mentions to Piggy that she cut off her on her ex's line, the Muppets star retorts, "He stepped on my dreams!" before making a dramatic exit.
With four seasons of Fitz and Olivia's on-again/off-again relationship drama under her belt, Washington knows heartache when she sees it, so she gives the "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" singer the opportunity to tell her why he's blue.
Originally posted 08/04/2015 06:00PM
After 40 years as a couple, Kermit and Miss Piggy called it quits Thursday, vowing the breakup won't affect their work – but could the frog's wandering eye have been the final straw?
Last March, Kermit, 60, got flirtatious with Muppets Most Wanted costar Tina Fey – who wed composer, director and producer Jeff Richmond in 2001 – during a press conference in Los Angeles. Piggy, 41, arrived conspicuously late to the event.
"I'm actually stretching myself quite a lot as a dramatic actor in this thing. I did many, many scenes with Tina. One particular scene stands out to me. It was a closed set. It was the scene where she licks me," Kermit told reporters. "But I just want to clear it up right here with the press that Tina is happily married. Jeff was there during the shooting. Closed set."
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