Exclusive: 'Hunger Games' actor to guest star in Muppets revival

By James Hibberd
Updated August 31, 2015 at 03:52 PM EDT

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ABC’s The Muppets is adding another big guest star.

The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth is coming to the new fall comedy series, EW has learned exclusively.

Hemsworth will play himself on the show — a more grown-up take on the beloved Muppet characters that goes “behind the scenes” as Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest stage a new prime-time series.

We can only hope Hemsworth coming on board means some sort of Muppet parody of The Hunger Games.

Previously, ABC announced several other guest stars for the show’s first season, including Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks and Imagine Dragons.

The Muppets premieres Tuesday, Sept. 22. And in case you haven’t already seen it, here is the full pilot presentation that Muppets executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell made to convince ABC to pick up the series:

Watch the 10-minute pitch that convinced ABC to do ‘The Muppets’

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