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Kermit Piggy Breakup

Muppets Star Kermit the Frog Confirms Break-Up With Miss Piggy

You can put a pork fork in one of Hollywood’s great romances.

Kermit the Frog, who headlines ABC’s The Muppets mockumentary comedy (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 22), revealed on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that he and longtime love Miss Piggy are on the outs.

“It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process,” Kermit shared, the pain of the split still evident in his sewn-on eyes. “Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically.

“It can be tough to work with your ex,” he explained. “There will be an official statement released in the press (see below). I don’t want to betray anything.”

Egged on by Muppets EP/co-showrunner Bill Prady, Kermit confirmed that he is now dating another pig, named Denise and who “works in marketing” at ABC.

Piggy herself then showed up at the panel, fashionably late and most curious to hear which version of the breakup story Kermit had told the TCA members. Asked how the split might affect the series — which will take us behind the scenes of a new talk show called Up Late With Miss Piggy — she argued, “Any kind of attention is good publicity.”

Piggy later bragged, “Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens.”

Outside of all the romantic entanglements talk… Prady offered the new show’s backstory, saying, “We tried a version of this about eight years ago but it wasn’t timed right.” When he and EP Bob Kushell circled back with ABC this spring, “There was immediate enthusiasm for the project” — so much so that the network lobbied hard for a fast-tracked pilot (ultimately a 10-minute “presentation”) to be considered for the 2015-16 TV season.

Prady says The Muppets will offer “unfettered access” to the puppets’ personal lives. To which Kermit shrugged, “I tried to fetter it — but it didn’t work out.”

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  1. LADY_in_MD says:

    First Reba
    Then Gwen and Gavin
    Now this! Does anyone believe in love anymore? Lol

  2. Nicole says:

    What?!?!?! NOOOOOOO!

  3. Julia says:

    Love is officially dead. lol

  4. Cj says:

    I am more concerned with finding out whatever happened to Skeeter after Muppet Babies

  5. Carol C says:

    Love the PR!

  6. Me says:

    Not the biggest surprise given the early videos where Kermit and Piggy are on the outs, but got to love the build up to the show.

    • Sarah says:

      Yeah, not a surprise at all if you watched the promos ! Oh well though – so freaking jazzed about the new series. :)

  7. Joey says:

    Another OTP bites the dust.

  8. Sara says:

    Ehh, we all know they will eventually get back together again!

  9. Lynne says:

    I didn’t know that someone’s childhood could end three times in a single lifetime.

  10. thisismenow says:

    If they couldn’t make it, no one will.

  11. sigh says:

    If only this was the “blind item” break-up shocker!

  12. AngelWasHere says:

    I’m heartbroken. Is love even real anymore?!!!

  13. Matt says:

    They’re just trying to steal the spotlight from Homer and Marge. Nice try.

  14. Luis says:

    Why am I not surprised that someone who works in marketing at ABC is a pig? Meanwhile, word of advice, Miss Piggy. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your . . . never mind

  15. Ryan says:

    Aah…this has to be the one celebrity breakup that actually makes me sad

  16. I was certain that Piggy and Kermit were married. Didn’t she trick him in one of the original movies?

  17. TeeshaWills says:

    What?!! Kermie and Piggy?!! I can’t believe it! No1 believes in commitment anymore!

  18. Shawn Wells says:

    I was so looking forward to this show……and now I’m not. This was stupid, insensitive, and just plain dumb. Way to dumb it down for America, Muppets. Somewhere, Jim Henson is turning over in his grave.

  19. herman1959 says:

    Ha -Haaaa! I can’t wait for this show to start.

  20. Mark says:

    Kermit must be a chubby chaser……I’d go for that chick in “The Band” myself……just sayin’….

  21. Porky says:

    Miss Piggy is a race traitor!

  22. mike says:

    I wonder what the two old geezers in the balcony would have to say about this

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