— The Muppets ABC (@TheMuppetsABC) May 8, 2015
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights…in the confessional? The Muppets are coming back to television, and they’ll be serving you a whole new dose of reality.
That’s right: it’s the characters you love and remember (although some voices sound pretty distinct), except to keep up with modern times, ABC’s new show The Muppets is going to take on more of the feel of fan favorites like The Office and Modern Family.
ABC just released the first trailer for the new program, which will air Tuesdays this fall, and you might just be surprised to see what a modern twist they’ve taken on. From what we can tell, the show is going to be set as a sort of mockumentary about the making of a new Muppets TV show (or movie), complete with behind the scenes footage, details about the characters’ personal lives, and even the much-beloved (if overused) personal interview/confessional feel made famous by The Office.
Jim Henson’s adored puppets haven’t had a regular TV series in over seven years, but when they come back on air in fall 2015, you’re sure to see them in a way you never have before.
Are you ready for the change?
These are hardly the Muppets you remember, but we couldn’t be more excited for this new show!