Miss Piggy, Kermit Split

They've got a show to promote
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 4, 2015 5:05 PM CDT
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy arrive at the World Premiere of "Muppets Most Wanted," on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Show-promotion, Muppet-style: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have now called it quits, but they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, The Muppets, premiering Sept. 22 on ABC. The pair confirmed their breakup at a biannual ABC panel for TV critics today. An official statement followed on their official Twitter accounts. "People change. So do frogs and pigs. ... We were together for a long, long time and it's personal," says Kermit. The Muppets is a mockumentary-style look at Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, and the gang as they produce a late-night talk show for Miss Piggy called Up Late With Miss Piggy. (Read more Miss Piggy stories.)

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