The Muppets Will Receive New Short-Form Comedy Show on Disney+

The House of Mouse unveiled a plethora of film and television projects coming to Disney+ at D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, including a new Muppets-centric series, Muppets Now.

Disney describes Muppets Now as "an unscripted comedy show." The upcoming series will feature a new slew of shorts featuring both old and new Muppets as well as celebrity guests.  The series is a throwback to the variety style of 1995's Muppets Tonight and the classic The Muppet Show.

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Following the D23 announcement, Kermit the Frog's official Twitter sent out a tweet in Kermit's usual excited yet cautious tone. A redacted letter signed by the green amphibian himself with a stamp of approval from Joe the Legal Weasel. Kermit's tweet reads, "Coming exclusively to #DisneyPlus in 2020, The Muppets proudly present Muppets Now, a new short-form unscripted series! I’d love to tell you more, but Joe The Legal Weasel is right behind me. Gulp!"

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The last series featuring the Muppets was The Muppets, aired on ABC for the 2015-16 television season. The mockumentary parody was met with mixed reviews, dismal ratings and controversy from parents' groups, with a change in format happening halfway through the series.

Muppets Now premieres on Disney+ in 2020.

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