The Muppets: Season 1 (2015 - 2016)


Critic Consensus: The Muppets brings new energy to a beloved franchise -- and although longtime fans may be taken aback by the show's adult mockumentary approach, the classic characters retain their essential spirit.


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Air date: Sep 22, 2015
Air date: Sep 29, 2015
Air date: Oct 6, 2015
Air date: Oct 13, 2015
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Air date: Nov 3, 2015
Air date: Nov 10, 2015
Air date: Nov 17, 2015
Air date: Dec 1, 2015
Air date: Dec 8, 2015
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Critic Reviews for The Muppets Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (28)

The whole show is like this: knowing, self-aware, clichéd, adorable, irresistible-unless you, understandably, thought the Muppets were perfect as is.

Sep 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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I did not laugh at The Muppets. Bill Prady tries to update Kermit and Company with adult humor. Miss Piggy and Kermit have called it quits, draining the Muppets of the warmth and love that made them so lovely in the first place.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

These first two episodes are watchable enough, with next week's half-hour hitting on a fairly novel way to short-circuit a gooey Groban-Miss Piggy relationship that calms her tempestuous temperament but compromises her show.

Sep 22, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The Muppets -- which of course relies on the glorious, dysfunctional menagerie created by the late Jim Henson -- does everything right, including the really hard stuff.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…
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After seeing only 10 minutes, which you might also have seen, I couldn't be more convinced that the show will be hilarious.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Muppets' lets Kermit and his sidekicks romp through a reality series with uproarious and imaginative results.

Sep 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The thing I love the most about the show, though, is the way it tackles the concept of adult humor in a family-friendly setting.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Some of the mildly risque humor will go over kids' heads but will amuse parents in a comedy perfect for co-viewing.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

The Muppets moves at a fairly fast clip, with plenty of rough-and-tumble slapstick for the youngsters and an overall tongue-in-fist sensibility that should tickle most willing adults.

Sep 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Potential is a little Fozzie.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Muppets: Season 1


A hilarious reality television spoof, The Muppets is a smart and satiric series that provides a lot of laughs. The show follows the behind-the-scenes workings of Miss Piggy's late night talk show "Up Late" as Kermit and the rest of the Muppets put on the show and deal with backstage drama. The Muppet characters are cast especially well, with Fozzie as the announcer, Gonzo and Rizzo as comedy writers, and Uncle Deadly as Piggy's personal assistant. Additionally, dozens of celebrities either guest star or make cameos, which gives a certain reality to the talk show motif. However, off-screen problems ended up spilling out onto the show, resulting is some cast changes, a shift in tone, and even a meta story arc about the network meddling in Miss Piggy's talk show. Still, Season 1 of The Muppets is a lot of fun, and a clever update of the original Muppet Show.


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