'The Muppets': The Muppets - First Look
Are you ready to smile for 10 minutes straight from a life-giving mix of Muppets nostalgia and Muppets anticipation? Watch the video below, which first played at Comic-Con to promote the upcoming TV series and was just released to the public by ABC. As they note, "You were never supposed to see this. Here's the pitch that convinced ABC to make a show with The Muppets!"

Cue a "First Look Presentation," with Kermit telling his crew ABC wants to give them a new primetime series. "The show's going to be all about our personal lives, behind the scenes at home, our relationships. Sort of an adult Muppet show." (!) But not like that, although we do see Fozzie in a new relationship with a human (!!!) and Kermit in a love triangle -- actually square -- with another pig named Denise and Piggy in a forced romance with Topher Grace. Speaking of famous people, Elizabeth Banks stops by to suggest some celebs for the series, so Kermit asks if she knows any she can call. (D'oh!)

It's suggested that they do the show in fake documentary style, ala "The Office," and Gonzo mocks the "overused device" -- but only in his one-on-one cutaway. The first look follows Kermit trying to woo Piggy back onto the show, which she bailed on in jealousy (per usual). Watch the full video for jokes within jokes, updated with 21st century references but still tied to the Muppets world -- including hecklers Statler and Waldorf dissing the new show in a test screening. Some things never change!

"The Muppets" premieres Tuesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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