It looks like The Muppets aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. It was announced today that ABC picked up the show for a full season of 16 episodes.
Simply named The Muppets, it is totally unlike other Muppet shows that have preceded it that were the variety show type with guests hosts and musical numbers. This version of The Muppets acts more of a mockumentary sitcom in the same vein of The Office and Parks and Rec. Originally ordered for a 13-episode season run, it’s done well for the time slot.
Reactions of the show have been polarizing to say the least. Longtime fans are noting the more adult tone while other fans are citing that the Muppets always had more mature themes and it fits perfectly as a more contemporary setting.
The Muppets airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.