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The Muppets Premiere: Elizabeth Banks, Josh Groban among stars plus a new music number

In the first pilot-episode of “The Muppets” you can expect a terrific show. The first episode is called “Pig Girls Don’t Cry” and Miss Piggy is furious that Kermit booked Elizabeth Banks as a guest on her late night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy. “Pig Girls Don’t Cry (Pilot)” was written by Bill Prady & Bob Kushell and directed by Randall Einhorn.

Meanwhile, Fozzie Bear meets his girlfriend’s parents, and Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons performs their new single “Roots,” all on the season premiere of “The Muppets,” TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “Pig Girls Don’t Cry (Pilot)” is Elizabeth Banks as herself, Tom Bergeron as himself, Tracy Anderson as herself, Imagine Dragons, Meagan Fay as Holly, Jere Burns as Carl, Riki Lindhome as Becky, Nilla Watkins as Kim and Layla Alizada as Betty.

The episode “Hostile Makeover” revolves around something impossible, attempting to make Miss Piggy happy. In order to do this, Kermit sets her up with Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make Up Late with Miss Piggy better. Meanwhile, Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno’s house and everyone is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter’s troop, on “The Muppets” TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Hostile Makeover” was written by Bill Prady & Bob Kushell and directed by Randall Einhorn. Guest starring in “Hostile Makeover” is Josh Groban, Laurence Fishburne, Jay Leno, Lea Thompson and Reza Aslan.

“The Muppets” stars Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Pepe the King Prawn, Rizzo, Scooter, Rowlf and The Electric Mayhem.

“The Muppets” is co-created and executive-produced by Bill Prady (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Bob Kushell (“3rd Rock From the Sun”). Randall Einhorn (“The Office”), Bill Barretta (“Muppets Most Wanted”), Debbie McClellan (The Muppets Studio) and Kyle Laughlin (The Muppets Studio) are also executive producers. “The Muppets” is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.

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