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.
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!"
Coming exclusively to #DisneyPlus in 2020, @TheMuppets 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! pic.twitter.com/UCXdaopQJR— Kermit the Frog (@KermitTheFrog) August 24, 2019
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.