Newswire: ABC says its new Muppets series will be “more adult”

Statler and Waldorf won’t be the only ones complaining on ABC’s new Muppets series, as Entertainment Weekly reports that the series will be “more adult” than its predecessor, and, as we all know, being an adult means being miserable all the time. And although the phrase conjures up images of Fozzie taking out a second mortgage and Dr. Teeth selling his keyboard to pay off some medical bills, EW elaborates by saying the series will focus on the Muppets’ personal lives, a move that is being described as “a first” because apparently no one at ABC is familiar with the timeless romance of Kermit T. Frog and Miss Piggy.

In an attempt to replicate the success of ABC ratings juggernauts Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, producers are reportedly working on something closer to a soap opera than the madcap adventures of recent Muppet movies. Here’s the new …

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