‘Scream Queens’ and ‘The Muppets’ Premieres Blow Up Social Media With Deafening Applause

Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy and the TV incarnation of Jim Henson’s beloved creations both get very warm welcomes on Twitter

Last Updated: September 22, 2015 @ 11:30 PM

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 PalmerAbigail BreslinSkyler SamuelsLea MicheleNick JonasDiego 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)

“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.

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