Kermit and Miss Piggy split, but team up on new ‘The Muppets’
The pair confirmed their breakup at a biannual ABC panel for TV critics
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who have been on-again, off-again over the years, have now called it quits. But they're vowing to remain professional on their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets," premiering September 22 on ABC.
The pair confirmed their breakup at a biannual ABC panel for TV critics on Tuesday. 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," Kermit said.
Kermit also acknowledged starting a new relationship with another pig, a woman named Denise who works in ABC Marketing.
"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."
The former couple sat at Tuesday's panel with co-executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell.
Prady said the idea to bring "The Muppets" back to prime time came up eight years ago but the timing wasn't right. He took the idea to ABC in February. He said the network wanted a pilot right away so he created a 10-minute presentation.
Although there will be musical guests, the show will be less like a variety show and more like "The Office" or "Modern Family."
"Anybody that hasn't seen 'The Muppets' in the past will see this whole new world and it will seem fresh and original and new to them, and anybody that has grown up with that will have that nostalgic feel but also their minds blown by the way we are doing the show," he said.