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‘The Muppets’ Revival To Be a Mockumentary, ‘More Adult’

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‘The Muppets’ Revival To Be a Mockumentary, ‘More Adult’

ABC’s “The Muppets” revival is aiming for a “more adult” atmosphere by exploring the characters’ personal lives mockumentary-style, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The show, which ABC is considering for a straight-to-series order, will explore the inner lives of the Muppets in much the same way as “The Office” or “Parks and Recreation.” Through this mockumentary lens, the series aims to delve deeper into the characters. According to ABC’s official new logline, “‘The Muppets’ return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that — for the first time ever — will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.”

Bill Prady (“Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“Anger Management”) compiled ABC’s pilot presentation, which was said to have a “30 Rock” feel.

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