Let’s say you are a diehard Muppets fan with very mixed feelings about the new ABC show “The Muppets.” Maybe you grew up on the Muppets and worry that they are now being cynically marketed back to your demographic with bizarrely adult humor. Show More Summary
I used to refer to Gotham as DC's twist on Muppet Babies, but I'm officially eating my hat about those jokes, because the upcoming TV show DC's Superhero Girls created an alternate universe that put all of DC's heroines in high school together (and also makes them all high school-aged).
"The Muppets" had a lot going for them going into their premiere last week and it paid off. In its first week, it was the highest-rated new fall show of the season. What a difference a week makes. The show's audience fled in its second week to the tune of 36% of its total viewers (9 million vs. Show More Summary
ABC’s “The Muppets” once again ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 new TV show in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7), leading Fox’s comedy debuts of “Grandfathered” (+33% - 1.5/5) and “The Grinder” (+33% - 1.5/5) and week 2 of Fox’s “Scream Queens” (+43% - 1.4/5) and CBS’ “Limitless”
The latest reincarnation of The Muppets has attracted a decent amount of controversy, as show creators Bob Kushell and Bill Prady have added a racy edge to the traditionally kind-hearted, G-rated franchise. TV Editor Erik Adams, who understands the Muppets on a much deeper level than you do, along withA.V. Show More Summary
The opening credits to The Muppets is just a title card — black text on a white background, underscored by a xylophone rendition of the “it’s time to get things started” from The Muppet Show theme song. It’s totally fine, but remember the Muppets Show theme song? How about Muppet... More »
On Tuesday night’s show, an episode titled “Hostile Makeover,” much of the drama surrounded Miss Piggy’s lack of a date for the People’s Choice awards. The group went into crisis mode, frantically searching their Muppet minds for a suitable one-night suitor for their leading lady. Until one Muppet made the case for a certain singer, in a very awkward way.
Sex sells, even when you're The Muppets. This is a show starring a bunch of humans with their hands jammed into the asses of anthropomorphized puppets, after all. Even so, there's been some uproar over the sexy situations the Muppets...Show More Summary
Meta TV can be a tricky fish to fry For every 30 Rock, there's a Studio 60 — a series that tries to reward its viewers' savvy by playing with well-worn tropes, but ends up feeling too cynical (arguably, ABC's new Muppets show), smugShow More Summary
Back before the Muppet Show and Sesame Street, Jim Henson had a seemingly less-glamorous gig: coffee commercial-maker. But Henson's ads weren't the heartless sellout stuff you might expect from a creative guy forced to take an ad job for the money — rather, these coffee commercials sold java via brief moments of bizarre violence. Show More Summary
Since the premiere of "The Muppet Show" in 1974, music has been an integral part of the Muppet universe. In the original series, each episode would have a single guest star who, whether a musician by trade or not, would perform some sort of song routine, usually with the cast. Show More Summary
It looks like Jimmy Kimmel FINALLY made time for Matt Damon! On Monday, The Martian star appeared on the funny man's show as a scheduled guest after years of regularly being "bumped" due to timing. HA! Related: The Muppets Stop By Jimmy Kimmel By now, we're all familiar with the decade long bit that features the epic Kimmel [...]
ABC's stellar lineup of shows is all set for the Friday premiere. Alongside "Shark Tank" and "The Muppets," the fifth season of "Last Man Standing" is returning to television and it's going to be more fun than ever. The first episode...Show More Summary
The One Million Moms are right to complain. The Muppets in ABC’s new adaptation are full of lewd, adult innuendo. “It appears that no subject is off limits,” they wrote in a warning. “The new show is aimed at a mature, modern audience and addresses subjects not suitable for family viewing.” The Moms, an online […]
The jam-packed first Tuesday of the television season featured some of the fall's most-anticipated premieres, with ABC's "The Muppets" opening impressively and standing as the night's top new show in key demos, and CBS' "Limitless" looking good too by building on its lead-in in young adults. Fox's...
SCREAM QUEENS didn’t exactly score a high opening considering the amount of publicity that’s gone into the show. Over on ABC, THE MUPPETS had a solid premiere, while NCIS broke the bank as usual for CBS, although it did slip a bit compared to last year. In terms of total viewers, CBS won the night […]
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The upcoming return of "The Muppets" in an adult-themed show on ABC this week is being widely anticipated by young and old alike, but there are some concerned parents who have petitioned to have the show canceled.
The Muppets are back! That zany group of fuzzy muppets you grew up loving are back a little older, a little wiser and starring in their very own reality show. The skits and musical numbers you remember from the days of old are no longer the recipe of the day. In their new series “The … Continue reading Recap: ABC’s The Muppet’s “Pig Girl’s Don’t Cry” Series Premiere ?