Momentum and anticipation for ABC’s revival of The Muppets continues to rev up, and now ABC has released a set of poster for the series meant to transition fans into a more modern take on The Muppets. The posters, which feature Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy indulging in very fame-centric activities, suggest that the show will work like a critique or parody of the modern television landscape and, especially, reality programming. They might even push their parodies too far – it’s all well and fine to see Gonzo making a cellphone call, but I needed to see Fozzie Bear getting waxed like I need a new Gavin Rossdale solo record. Still, even the sight of my most beloved muppet’s bare-skinned back isn’t enough to quell my excitement for what The Muppets, which will reportedly have a similar tone as The Office, could be. The fact that ABC has given a second season to black-ish, the best sitcom on television, also shows a want in ABC to do more genuinely funny programming with ever-so-slightly more wise sense of humor, which the original Muppets had at least a marginal hand in popularizing.
Check out the four new posters below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
The Muppets will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 22nd.