TV Tonight can confirm Seven has nabbed the rights to The Muppets, the anticipated return to television for the iconic puppet troupe.
The original Muppet Show, which also aired on Seven, ended over 30 years ago. But US network ABC is reviving Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and their assorted pals in a new show produced by Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management‘s Bob Kushell.
The series depicts the behind the scenes production of fictional late-night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy, and includes Modern Family-style commentary directed to camera.
Seven picked up the series as part of its Disney output deal, but has not yet confirmed if it will air in 2015 or 2016.
Last month longtime couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced a split, agreeing to see “other people, pigs, frogs et al.”