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WATCH: The Pitch That Got the Muppets Their New Show

WATCH: The Pitch That Got the Muppets Their New Show

The Muppets

The gang’s all here: Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gary, and that other guy. 

After showing up for their own panel at Comic Con this year prior to the premiere of their new show, The Muppets have decided to release the video pitch that landed them the fall gig on ABC.

The series will be a mock-doc in the spirit of 30 Rock and Parks and Rec, with fourth-wall-breaking glances to the camera and private confessionals where characters openly contradict something they just said in front of everyone else. *Stares at camera* refreshingly original.

One of the original Muppet Show's main draws was the celebrity guest appearances, and the pitch is off to a good start, featuring Elizabeth Banks, who promises she'll mention the show to some of her friends at the next party she goes to, and Topher Grace, who was filming a wartime movie with Miss Piggy.

All the well-known Muppets decided to sign on for the project, and even some of the more obscure ones who don't remember their own names or how they have an association with anything around them.

The show looks like it will be promising entertainment for a mix of audiences, especially in the current network television landscape. I mean, Kermit says "hell." If that doesn't scream possibility, what does?

The Muppets premieres Tuesday September 22 at 8/7c on ABC. Watch the pilot pitch below:

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