As fans of The Muppets will know, our furry friends are enjoying a bit of renaissance, thanks in part to the new movies.

A new TV show was floated just before this, but due to the enormous success of the most recent movies, that was put on the shelf. Until now, that is.

According to recent reports, US channel ABC is seriously looking at a new Muppets TV show that will have an altogether different slant on the usual style.

The proposed series will follow the Muppets as they try to launch a new show and will, according to its producers, have a 30 Rock / The Office vibe to it.

Wait, trying to launch new show? Flying tempers and egos? Set in a TV show? Is this the Larry Sanders Show you're talking about? Because if it is, we'll totally watch it.

Look, it's the Muppets so we're going to watch it anyway. But this new take on the characters could be interesting.

The show will explore the Muppets' personal lives, including the tumultuous, Burton and Taylor-esque relationship of Kermit and Miss Piggy.

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time Muppets went for a more adult theme. The 1975 pilot was originally entitled Muppets: Sex & Violence. No, really. Look it up if you don't believe us.

Jim Henson, the original creator of the Muppets, was a firm believer in pushing the limits of what he could do on TV and always aimed the Muppets to a more adult audience.

There's no word on when this'll hit TV, but we're excited nonetheless.

What's your favourite Muppets character? Ours has got to be either the Swedish Chef or Statler & Waldorf.