Romedy Now has the right idea.
To promote How I Met Your Mother, the English-language, India-based channel got rid of stars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan. It’s a bold, risky, #innovative strategy that paid off remarkably well, because OMG, look at those adorable children. It’s Ted Mosby… but tiny! And one of them has a miniature yellow umbrella!
This is how every show should market themselves. I would have checked out Blood & Oil, Wicked City, Heroes Reborn, and all the other series that surprisingly haven’t been canceled yet if their trailers had starred little kids. Especially if they’re all wearing fancy suits and dresses. I’m not sure how this would have worked for Muppet Babies, though. A sperm with Kermit’s head?
That’s no less upsetting than The Muppets.