The Muppets

Kerry Washington Cheers Up a Heartbroken Kermit with Selfies, Miss Piggy Gawks at Nathan Fillion’s Butt in ‘The Muppets’ Promos

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ABC’s upcoming Muppets series is called, very simply, The Muppets. Perhaps such a straightforward title is the result of this iteration not feeling like it needs to give the famous felt puppets an outlandish locational gimmick — there’s no Treasure Island, no Space — given that they already have the gimmick of being famous felt puppets.
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ABC’s Fall 2015 Lineup: Muppets, Diversity, and Murder

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Unlike the other three Big Four networks, ABC is satisfied just the way it is — and for good reason. Last season, the network found success (in both ratings and quality) with a smart combination of diverse family sitcoms, Shonda Rhimes dramas, and Marvel Universe thrillers. The network is so confident in its stability that three of its lineups will remain unchanged going into the next TV season: Monday (Dancing With the Stars/The Bachelor and Castle), Wednesday (family sitcoms galore), and Thursdays (Shonda’s night!). The network is also introducing new shows, of course, and we’ve got the rundown on all the trailers.
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The Muppets as ‘Twin Peaks’ Characters: Who Killed Miss Piggy?

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The earnestness that fuels Kyle MacLachlan’s Agent Cooper could also be pretty applicable to another much-loved character: Kermit the Frog. In fact, it’s kind of spooky to see how easily The Muppets take to the world of David Lynch’s classic Twin Peaks. In Justin DeVine’s paintings (spotted via Welcome to Twin Peaks), the Muppets have a damn fine cup of coffee, the Log Lady is Fozzie Bear, and it’s all very, very amusing. So far, DeVine has done six watercolor portraits in pen and ink, and he’s promising more. Keep an eye on his Tumblr.
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