‘The Muppets’ get premier date on ABC; Mobile Theater Tour; SDCC 2015?

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Set to premier on ABC this Fall, The Muppets have not only a Fall premier date, but they have announced a Summer tour that will surely get people all over the country excited.

For those that don’t know, The Muppets return to prime time with a series that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.

The premier date is set for ABC on September 22nd @ 8 pm ET/PT, but fans in a select number of cities won’t have to wait until the Fall because ABC is sending out a mobile theater for fans to pre-screen a 10 minute-presentation that should give people a deeper look into what they are getting into this September.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenings will take place in a Cinetransformer, a 91-seat mobile cinema that is housed inside a 53-foot double-expandable trailer that is said to replicate every facet of a movie theater experience. A San Diego Comic Con panel featuring The Muppets is also in the works, but has not been dated yet. Watch a trailer for The Muppets and here are the dates for the tour:

CMA Fest – Nashville, TN

Thursday, June 11-Sunday, June 14 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Corner of Broadway and 2nd Street

NAVY Pier – Chicago, IL
Tuesday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 17 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Polk Bros. Park
600 East Grand Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611

Riverdays – Detroit, MI
Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
600 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI, 48243

Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28 (1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
20 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA
Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

California State Fair – Sacramento, CA (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 10-Saturday, July 11
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815

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