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Kermit and the gang return for all-new unscripted Muppets series

Muppets Now is out on July 31

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

The Muppets are back, baby, this time in Muppets Now, an all-new unscripted show for Disney Plus.

In a cheeky trailer, Kermit the frog announces the newest Muppet endeavor — though Joe the legal otter prevents him from saying much more. But from the footage we can see, it’s clear this new Muppet show is full of celebrity guests (Seth Rogen, RuPaul, and Linda Cardellini are some faces among them) and wacky Muppet hijinks. The show will combine the formats of a game show, a cooking show, and a talk show.

Muppets Now is not to be confused with the other Muppets Disney Plus show that was in the works, a Josh Gad-led musical project that picked up after Muppets Take Manhattan, which was put on the shelf last September. Muppets Now is the first Muppets television series since 2015’s The Muppets, a mockumentary-style show which aired for one season on ABC.

Muppets Now is set to premiere on Disney Plus on July 31. The original Muppet Show is not yet available on the platform.

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