Muppets Now: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Muppets Now

Critics Consensus

Though Muppets Now's formulaic sketches fail to showcase The Muppets' chaotic charms, it's entertaining enough to suggest that with looser reins - and a lot more music - it could become the best reboot in years.

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Critic Ratings: 45

74%

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User Ratings: 23

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 31, 2020
2
Air date: Aug 7, 2020
3
Air date: Aug 14, 2020
4
Air date: Aug 21, 2020
5
Air date: Aug 28, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Muppets Now Season 1

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (19)

My advice if the staff of "Muppets Now" convenes for a second season is simple. Cut the sketches by half, sharpen the writing, keep the weasel and, by all means, bring back the music.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…
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It's great to see these characters back in action. "Muppets Now" just isn't a great use of their talents, as always.

Aug 3, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

There's something comforting in how the writers blend in the familiar beats and strike a nostalgic chord for those of us who grew up with these characters.

Jul 30, 2020 | Full Review…

I'm a bit confused what it is trying to do and who it is for, and that is why I think it doesn't really work.

Aug 5, 2020 | Full Review…
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Why these guests? Why not other guests? Will the kids want to see them? Or, if not, will the parents really want to see them have long and semi-scripted conversations with the puppet of a frog?

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Muppets Now does have the glossy sheen of the kind of corporate product you would expect from Disney+, but it also doesn't skimp on that anarchic Muppet spirit. It's a joy delivery service.

Aug 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Some bumps aside, Muppets Now is a sweet and silly reimagining of The Muppets for the digital age.

Aug 3, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The interactions with guests are a hit or miss, but when the Muppets just do their own thing together - banter in person or through digital means - it's enjoyable.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

One day Disney will know what to do with the Muppets. Unfortunately, today is not that day.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

From watching this, it comes off as the Muppets being scripted (or at least having a lot of direction) while it's the celebrities who have to improvise off them. If that's the case, then hoo boy, this does not work.

Aug 3, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Muppets Now is the total spiritual successor to the groundbreaking and iconic '70s Muppet Show.

Aug 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a totally stripped-down approach here, just a comedy sketch-show littered without famous faces that runs across six breezy episodes, but it makes some damning decisions in attempting to be meta, tech-savvy, and too contemporary.

Aug 1, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Muppets Now: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Good for a first episode. Overall a good premise they can build on. Needs more behind the scenes interaction. Got a few laughs when the gang was together for the Rupaul sketch. Seems like Disney made it as cheap as possible. Would like to see them attempt musical numbers as music is a big part of the muppets. Some characters, especially Piggy, seemed like a caricatures of them selfs.
  • 5d ago
    I don't like the new Kermit voice or any of the segments in this show. The celebrity cameos are fine but hardly anyone's going to know who these people are. I know some from Gravity Falls and celebrity game shows but that's it. And even the characters are kind of off. They don't seem like themselves. I don't recommend this but I do recommend The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie
  • 5d ago
    It was so utterly unfunny that it was quite literally unwatchable. This is the worst TV I've seen in at least 3 years.
  • 5d ago
    In trying to modernize, Disney has also ruined what made the characters so great.
  • 5d ago
    so far Ep 1 is pretty good its not perfect but its still good the sketches are funny and has a nice concept, i really think its a must watch for any Muppet fan or anyone enjoys The Muppets & honestly, the world needs The Muppets (Now) more than ever during this time
  • 6d ago
    Love it! Welcome back Muppets! Stay awhile longer this time around!!
  • 6d ago
    The Piggy segment was horrible. The rest was spectacular. Worth a watch!
  • 6d ago
    Way better than the 2015 ABC show with "The Muppets."
  • 6d ago
    While not as great as the original "The Muppet Show", "Muppets Now" is still a worthy successor to the original, I'm excited for more!
  • 6d ago
    Changing the format that the muppets have always had just doesn't work this time around - and I have been a fan for years!

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