The good news is that ABC asked The Muppets for 3 more episodes, the bad news is that they only asked The Muppets for 3 more episodes. While they are saying this is a full season, I don’t think it is. It is 6 episodes short of a typical full season, so I would just say it is just additional episodes.
Is the news a surprise? Not really, since the adult version didn’t really connect with viewers who were expecting The Muppets they loved. Even I have had problems loving the show. I don’t have a problem with a more mature version of the beloved kids show, but they took away why we love them. They just made them miserable people who hate each other and have stupid problems. There is nothing to love about them. Miss Piggy is a bitch, Kermit is a whiny wimp, Fozzie is depressing and so on. Hopefully with the remaining episodes that they have, they will make the characters more lovable. Make them more like The Muppets we knew and less bitter.
What do they have to be bitter about? And what does Bill Prady have to be so bitter about? He has the #1 sitcom on television and his dream show, his shows should reflect that. Instead both The Big Bang Theory and this show have become comedies full of bitterness. Comedy is supposed to be funny not depressing. That’s what dramas are for.
One last note, now that it looks like that The Muppets won’t be back for season 2, let’s get Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog back together again. That is the biggest reason why the show failed. You can’t break up one of America’s favorite couples and expect to succeed. Right?
What do you think of the new Muppets?
Last week, Justin Bieber released his song called Sorry. Sorry but not sorry to him, but Miss Piggy does a better song with Sorry in the title. Tonight on The Muppets, she debuted her tune I’m Sorry when she sang it to Reese Witherspoon and I think the Beebs should sing her song instead of his own.
Now, when it comes to Witherspoon, how far the mighty has fallen. First she did Best Time Ever and now she is doing The Muppets, so you have to wonder how long until she does a cheesy sitcom. Probably, next season.
Tonight at 8p on ABC, The Muppets have a night out. When Miss Piggy finds out the staff of Up Late are going out without her after the show, she makes Kermit the Frog have them ask her to join them. She says she doesn’t want to go, she just wants to be asked. So when they ask her, she says yes. Now, they are stuck doing Karaoke with her. Turns out she is a lot of fun. Too much fun. She tells them they don’t have to be at work until the afternoon and now that night’s show is in jeopardy. Will Kermit be able to save that night’s show or will it be a disaster?
He isn’t the only one having a bad day, Fozzie the Bear accidentally hits one of the audience members with a T-shirt from a T-shirt gun. When the audience member is taken to the hospital, Fozzie is wrecked with guilt and can’t go on.
What will happen to Up Late tonight? You will have to tune in to find out.
Then at 8:30p over at Fox, The Grinder is all about coming forward with the truth. When Stewart (Fred Savage) and his wife Debbie (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) go to watch Ray Donovan, they find out that someone erased it from the DVR. Immediately they blame the kids (Hana Hayes and Connor Kalopsis) for erasing it, but both of them deny it.
All of this reminds Stewart of the time when he was a teenager and he was accused of breaking a window that he knows Dean (Rob Lowe) broke, but Dean still denies it even after all of these years.
So for the rest of the episode, it is who said game. And by then end of it, you will know who did what. Think you know who did what? You could be wrong, so tune in to find out.
Then at 10p over on NBC, Chicago Fire is back. The episode picks up where the season finale left off. Casey (Jesse Spencer) is missing and no one knows where he is. Now, they are looking for him. Will they find him before it is too late?
Besides dealing with that. They get a new recruit (Steven McQueen), someone gets demoted, they tackle some of their toughest calls and someone will quit.
It is a lot to deal with in an hour, but that is why this show is on fire.
Josh Groban has worked with many singers, who are known for being Divas, and he told PBS NewsHour who he thinks is the biggest one of them all. Is it Celine Dion? Barbra Streisand? Kelly Clarkson? Sting?
It is none of the above. As it was revealed yesterday on The Muppets he had a torrid affair with Miss Piggy. PBS Newshour asked him about their wild weekend and he said, “She is an icon. She can have her pick of any man and I guess I am honored for the short time we had together.” Then he added, “Kermit, as he does, got in the way.”
Before their short tryst, they sang a duet on her late night show. He described what it was like working with his now-ex as, “I’ve worked with a lot of performers in the past, she was definitely the biggest Diva I’ve worked with.”
Sounds like he is a little bitter, but you can’t blame him. Once you go Miss Piggy, you lose the desire to get jiggy. It’s no biggie. There’s still Kat Dennings who he can diggy.
Last week, we found out on The Muppets that Kermit and Miss Piggy broke up and tonight at 8p he tries to fix her up with another man.
The Muppets have a color code system to warn each other about what type of mood Miss Piggy is in. Code Green means they are safe, Code Yellow mean be cautious and Code Red means run and hide. Well the time has come when the host of Up Late with Miss Piggy is at Code Red and no one is safe. Kermit comes up with a way to diffuse that bomb and that is to set her up on a date. After the first few choices don’t pan out, they decide to book Josh Groban on the show.
Piggy and him sing the duet If I Loved You, a cover off his album Stages, and they instantly fall in love. Now she is at Code Green and everyone is happy.
But…that won’t last. Groban has a few suggestions for the show. Actually more than a few and it is starting to ruin Up Late. What to do? Is happy Miss Piggy worth destroying the show? It is a tough decision, what will Kermit do?
The show isn’t only about Miss Piggy, Kermit and Josh Groban tonight, Fozzie the Bear gets to party with his idol. While he is at Jay Leno’s house, he steals a memento. It looks like he got away with it, until Leno calls him over to his house to talk to him about something. What does he want? You just have to tune in to find out in another hilarious episode of a show that makes you feel like a kid, even though it is for adults and you supposedly are one.
Oh and the best part of tonight’s episode is Laurence Fishburne who will have you hysterically laughing like the Swedish Chef. We need more of him on The Muppets.
Everyone was heartbroken when they found out that Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog broke up. Then to break our hearts even more, both of them moved on. Kermit is dating another pig named Denise (even though he says they are “just friends”) and she might be dating Josh Groban according to Entertainment Weekly. The singer and her started out as friends, and then things really started bacon, I mean, baking, for them! Now their oinkdorable love affair is coming to her ABC show The Muppets and all will be revealed in an upcoming episode.
Groban proves if you use your Pure Imagination, anything can happen. Anything like being cast as a love interest for Miss Piggy! Does it get any better than that for an actor?
The Muppets debuts on ABC, September 22nd at 8p.
UPDATE 1: Josh Groban’s other girlfriend, who is a cat, I mean Kat, purrfectly responded to her boyfriend’s new love interest on Twitter. Kat Dennings Tweeted, “I’m dating Kermit now so that’s cool.”
UPDATE 2: Josh Groban’s episode of The Muppets will air on September 29th. Here is a description from ABC, “Hostile Makeover – In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her upwith Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggybetter.”
Earlier this week, ABC shared a video of Kermit the Frog catching a disheveled looking Nathan Fillion coming out of Miss Piggy’s trailer; and you had to wonder if Beckett should be jealous. The answer is yes because now we are seeing Castle asking Kermit if Miss Piggy and him are really over.
So looks their will be a new spinoff coming to ABC, Mr & Miss Castle! Wonder what crime stories they will be writing about together? Ones hat will be all Fifty Shades of Pink!
When it comes to Kermit, I don’t understand why he looks so upset because he has a new female friend that looks a lot like his ex.
A few weeks ago, HBO announced that they had picked up Sesame Street for 5 more years; and it looks the show will be going through some changes that would make it appeal more for the paid movie channel that gave us Real Sex. Today, they released a video called When Cookie Met Sally, and they recreated that infamous scene from the RomCom at the deli. Yes, that scene. I guess now kids are going to learn what the letter O is really for. Hopefully, they will be able to teach little boys where the G is, so they will grow up to be men who know how to give a woman the letter O. Why didn’t Sesame Street teach us the alphabet like that when we were kids?
Nathan Fillion was seen coming out of Miss Piggy’s trailer and he was looking all disheveled like he just porked her. So do they have something to tell us? Probably and since Kermit and her have broken up, it is OK for him to bring his bacon over to her Muppets Castle.
A few days ago, HBO announced that they picked up Sesame Street for 5 more seasons. So what does that mean for the show that has spent 45 years on PBS? So That Happened got their hands on the first trailer and there will be cursing and so much more. This is not the Sesame Street we grew up on, but it is the Sesame Street I want to watch now. I just won’t let any kids watch it. Which is OK because they are watching Dora the Explorer and Doc McStuffins.