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See for Yourself Why The Muppets Deserved to Return to TV

Good job, Kermit!

Shelli Weinstein

It's the best news since we found out ABC was giving the Muppets a new TV show!

Due to popular demand, and The Muppets' successful Comic-Con panel, ABC has released the 10-minute pilot presentation that was used to convince the network to revive our felt friends' television careers (that was "never meant to be seen by the public," as the lead-in ominously reveals).

5 things that need to be on The Muppets

The presentation is just a bit of a hint of what we'll see in the mockumentary-style comedy, which will give us a peek backstage at the Muppets' lives while they produce their new late-night show. Get your first look at Fozzie Bear's human girlfriend and Kermit and Miss Piggy's relationship drama. Kermit is dating a new pig - Denise, and Piggy herself is dating Topher Grace (TMZ is calling them 'Tophiggy').

The Muppets premieres Sept. 22 at 8/7c on ABC.