ABC has announced that it plans to bring The Muppets back to television in the fall.
I'm old enough to remember when The Muppets first aired in the mid-1970's. Although only on for five seasons, it aired in re-runs during much of the 1980's. So I spent a good chunk of time watching that show as a kid.
I do remember ABC airing the short-lived Muppets Tonight in 1996. But, as I understand it, this features the traditional Muppets we know and love such as Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf The Dog and The Swedish Chef.
But here's what worries me:
This time around, the show is being billed as a more adult take on The Muppets. Shot in a documentary format, the new series will explore the Muppets' relationships, romances, desires and disappointments.