Yes, just got around to watching it. It's basically The Office: Muppets Edition. I'm okay with the format itself but the execution left a lot wanting. You can get away with a lot of things with the Muppets as long as it's funny. This was pretty lacking in that department. Though there was one great line from Pepe that had me cracking up for a while. Ultimately, as mediocre as this first episode was it was still a breath of fresh air after the last two movies.
Anyway, it should be noted that this isn't the first time the Muppets have toyed with more adult sensibilities. After the success of Sesame Street Jim Henson didn't want the Muppets to be pigeonholed into being strictly for children. So to combat that, in 1974-75 he created two pilots for new series one of which was titled SEX AND VIOLENCE.
You're forgetting the Muppet skits on Saturday Night Live in it's first year. Way more adult that what they did elsewhere. Sex, drugs, and violence. ;)
There's a pilot they did in 2007 for a gay themed cable channel that would blow some people's minds, (although it's actually a bit tame) but that didn't carry the Muppet name or any established characters.
Pilots are always a little rough around the edges, (and people forget the original show took a while to find it's groove) so I'll give it a chance. The comments I've read elsewhere about the show being too adult and unwholesome for kids seem to be coming from people who know zilch about the Muppets' history.
Statler and Waldorf back in form, (they were in a rest home on Muppets Tonight!) and Fozzie commenting about the unintended responses to his "bear looking for love" personal ad were hilarious.
I hope they follow Gonzo around, and his personal life is still weird. ;)