Both “Scream Queens” and “The Muppets” premiered at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the new shows are already huge hits — on social media, at least.
The teen slasher comedy from “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy revealed a college Greek system that’s even more cutthroat than real life and had Twitter users instantly wanting to pledge.
Starring Emma Roberts, Keke Palmer, Abigail Breslin, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, Diego Boneta and horror icon, Jamie Lee Curtis, the Fox freshman targeted social media audiences with its millennial-friendly premise.
It was no surprise that #ScreamQueens quickly became a trend on Twitter, scaring up users before the first drop of blood was even spilled. One college-age viewer said she was “praying nobody kills me,” while another warned not to get attached to anyone because “nobody is safe.”
With all the campy, bloody, violent fun, one witty user described “Scream Queens” as “like ‘Sharknado’ with better outfits.”
“Scream Queens” (Fox)
I'm literally just sitting in my dorm room praying nobody kills me tonight… #ScreamQueens
— ☪ Jessie (@JustinftAriana4) September 23, 2015
#ScreamQueens is incredible. Soapy, hilarious, filthy with shockingly un-PC dialogue.
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) September 23, 2015
— ❌ UPDATES (@5SOS_Daily) September 23, 2015
#ScreamQueens just kills off their characters like theirs no tomorrow. Nobody is safe. Don't get attached.
— Daemon & Katy (@shawobrien) September 23, 2015
that grey haired woman has something to do with this I know it I just know it #screamqueens and if not I just hope she dies lol
— Jade (@ArianaMajor) September 23, 2015
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) September 23, 2015
Calm down people and wait til the last scene #ScreamQueens
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) September 23, 2015
She came back to life for a second just to publish the tweet. Okay, same. #ScreamQueens
— Kaitlyn Vella (@Kaitiii) September 23, 2015
“The Muppets” (ABC)
It’s safe to say there won’t be any murders on “The Muppets,” but there was already a devastating breakup on the reality-style reboot.
The “will-they-or-won’t-they romance” between Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy is over and the felt favorites have to tackle adult problems, such as the leading man moving on with a younger, prettier pig.
The ABC revival, including a show-within-a-show format that is presented documentary style, easily won the hearts of adults who grew up with the original, with many calling it “hilarious,” “really funny” and one user saying “it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.”
Of course, fans take sides with every love triangle, and the Team Miss Piggy and Team Denise lines have already been drawn.
— kneebow (@Kneebow77) September 23, 2015
— Mick Thomas (@Mickthomas) September 23, 2015
#TheMuppets is actually just a reincarnation of 30 Rock and I'm here for every second of it
— Fairy Lord John (@MegaTogekiss) September 23, 2015
That said, if you think #TheMuppets was *ever* for kids, you clearly were too young to get the jokes on the classic Muppet Show.
— Aaron Hahn (@aaronhahnmedia) September 23, 2015
People are protesting #TheMuppets for being too edgy. Guess they've never seen The Simpsons. Or Looney Tunes. Or the news. Or anything.
— Chad R. MacDonald (@ChadMac19) September 23, 2015
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 23, 2015
how does Fozzie Bear driving look more realistic than anyone driving on any other show ever? #TheMuppets
— ASH ❤☕ (@aolbuffy29) September 23, 2015
#TheMuppets is everything I've wanted and more
— Chris Flaherty (@ChrisFlaertweet) September 23, 2015
Confirmed: Denise is the dirt worst. I am solidly Team Piggy (but she doesn't need a frog in her life right now tbh) #TheMuppets
— Veda Scott (@itsvedatime) September 23, 2015
— ツ Mr. J ™ (@SECTION_23) September 23, 2015