Muppets fans: You'll be thrilled (and relieved) by the mini-pilot for their new show

The first time you heard that ABC was airing a new TV show starring the Muppets, you might have been concerned.

The first film in the rebooted Muppets franchise, 2011's The Muppets, was extremely good — okay, it was great — okay, I cry every time I watch it — but the follow-up, Muppets Most Wanted, more or less bombed. It was all too easy to wonder if the real magic behind the 2011 movie wasn't Disney at all but Muppet superfan Jason Segel.

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