According to Slash Film, the announcement of the Muppet-centric sketch show came in a press release for ABC’s Disney Family Singalong Vol. 2. The cast of characters is set to open the ABC special when it premieres on May 10.
Details are scarce, but there has been speculation that the series will follow in the footsteps of predecessor shows Muppets Tonight and The Muppet Show with various segments and sketches throughout each episode, including a game show, a cooking show and a talk show. The talk show may feature a certain Muppet’s girlfriend at the forefront similar to “Up Late with Miss Piggy” from 2015’s The Muppets.
The series was announced at the 2019 D23 Expo as part of the slate of original content meant for Disney+. Another Muppet-centric series Muppets Live Another Day was canceled after receiving a pilot order, which was set to be written and produced by Josh Gad.
The upcoming variety sketch show is the latest in a slew of Muppet content on the streaming platform, ranging from programmes such as Muppet Babies (both the 1984 and 2018 series) and 1979’s The Muppet Movie.
Muppets Now will premiere Summer 2020 on Disney+.
After months of silence, it was announced that Disney+ variety series Muppets Now will premiere this summer.