TVNZ is bringing back The Muppets.
It's just one show among many the company revealed in its new season announcement today.
The reboot of the hit 70s show starring the beloved characters was a touch of familiarity on the long list of new programmes that TVNZ has heading to One, TV2 and TVNZ OnDemand.
But like Kermit and Miss Piggy and the mockumentary remake of their old show, TVNZ is facing its own changing media landscape.
While many of shows announced wouldn't be screening until 2016, some, like The Muppets would be screening in a few weeks time - not long after their American broadcast dates.
"The world is changing. Viewers are demanding shows as soon as they are available," said Director of Content Jeff Latch.
"We know a whole bunch of Kiwis don't want to wait to see their favourite shows out of the states and they also don't want to become pirates," he said.
"In 2016 we will continue to premiere through TV One, TV2 and TVNZ OnDemand."
Year on year TVNZ has seen their audience share increase on both One and TV2 and Latch, Head of Commissioning Andrew Shaw, along with CEO Kevin Kenrick and head of news John Gillespie seemed confident at the announcement the 2016 TV season would continue these trends.
"Our business model is underpinned by viewers," said Kenrick.
"We know that producing, commissioning and acquiring the best local and global content is what [people] demand, so that's what we'll continue to deliver."
Saw said the company's focus was first and foremost on quality content.
TVNZ was committed to the long, sometimes difficult process of getting local content onto New Zealand televisions, a journey which typically takes around three years from idea to premiere.
An example of such local programming is Filthy Rich, the most-hyped local show in the new season's line up.
"It's fast, it's fun, it's witty and it's sexy," said Shaw of the show.
The preview for Filthy Rich has a similar, although more glamorous, vibe to TV3's Outrageous Fortune, and TVNZ are clearly hoping they have a hit on their hands.
Another big star of the new season line up is Hillary, a series about the life of Sir Ed which Shaw called "a dream to be part of."
TV One new local content
Coast New Zealand: British archaeologist and television presenter, Neil Oliver hosts this local version of the BBC geographical show telling the story of the formation and evolution of our nation: our history; our people; and our culture.
Hillary: Six part series on the life and times of the conqueror of Everest.
800 Words: Trans-Tasman co-production about an Australian newspaper columnist (Erik Thomson) who crosses the Tasman for a quieter life in coastal New Zealand.
The New Zealand Home: A look into how the character and style of the Kiwi home has changed over time and what that says about us as a nation presented by architect Ken Crosson and Our First Home's Goran Paladin.
Mastermind: Return of the brainiac quiz show.
Dirty Laundry: From writers Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan, a drama about the Rileys - who have been living the life of Riley - coping with a major drop in the family finances in the wake of their matriarch having been jailed (Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, Nothing Trivial, Filthy Rich) for years of money laundering.
The Big Ward: Factual series that follows the journeys of six morbidly obese patients in Middlemore Hospital.
Inconceivable: Observational documentary series about couples struggling to have children.
The DNA Detectives: Forensic documentary series
Sunday Theatre 2016
Jean: Biopic of Jean Batten
Living In Hope: Docu-drama about the 1997 disapperance of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in 1997 and the case against Scott Watson who has served 17 years in prison for their murder.
Bombshell: Dramatisation of the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in 1985.
The Possession Of Janet Moses: Documentary abut the 2007 death of 22-year-old Janet Moses during a mãkutu lifting ritual and the subsequent charging of nine members of Janet's family in relation to her death.
Also returning: The Hard Stuff With Nigel Latta, Our First Home, Country Calendar 50th anniversary, I Am Innocent.
TV One Australian, US & UK content
Code Black: Emergency room hospital drama.
The Player: Wesley Snipes in high concept crime show. Starting September.
Blindspot: Amnesiac thriller in which a woman wakes up in Times Square covered in tattoos that are a map to something or someone.
Also new: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Lucifer, Wicked City, Blood & Oil
Also returning: Broadchurch, Happy Valley, MasterChef Australia, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, A Place To Call Home.
TV2 local content
Filthy Rich: Multi-night potboiler of a drama centred on three illegitimate children who discover they each have a claim to the fortune of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men but his legitimate family have other ideas
Terry Teo: Remake of the 80s kids show
The Cul de Sac: Mystery drama series centred on a group of teenagers who wake to a world where the adults have mysteriously disappeared and all technology has ceased to function.
Also returning: My Kitchen Rules NZ, Police Ten 7.
TV2 Australian, US & UK content
The Muppets: Mockumentary reboot of the felt-faced funny folk
Supergirl: Superheroine drama about Superman's cousin.
Rush Hour: Spin-off of the movie about a Chinese and an American cop being odd couple partners in Los Angeles.
Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Variety show from the Broadway star and Oscar host.
Also new: The Catch, Containment, Quantico, Grandfathered, The Real O'Neals, Dr Ken.
Also returning: My Kitchen Rules Australia, Empire, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, The Voice Australia, Take Me Out, The Undateables, The Middle, Barefoot Bandits, Black-ish, Mom, The Flash, Arrow, Wentworth, The Walking Dead, The Mysteries Of Laura, Wild Things, Neighbours, The Amazing Race, Gotham, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries.
TVNZ has added American NFL football to its sports offerings which already include Australian rules football (AFL), LPGA and PGA golf, Wimbledon and a limited rights offering of English Premier League football.
The NFL will be available free-to-air on a Freeview pop-up channel 13 as well as simulcast online.
Said Head of Content: Jeff Latch: "This is great news for New Zealand fans of American Football. There's so much interest in the NFL at the moment particularly around Jarryd Hayne.
"It's really great for us to be able to bring this coverage to Kiwis in a free-to-air capacity, particularly on the back of recently securing rights for PGA, LPGA and European Tour Golf and the AFL."