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When THE MUPPETS return to television this fall on ABC, viewers will quickly learn that Kermit and Miss Piggy have not only broken up, but Kermit has moved into a new relationship with Denise, who is also a pig, proving everyone has a type. While their personal relationship may have ended, Kermit and Miss Piggy will maintain a professional relationship as Kermit will serve as the executive producer of Miss Piggy’s new late night talk show.  With Denise also working on the show, there’s sure to be big drama and laughs as the three settle into their new, yet uncomfortable relationships.

It’s so smart of the producers of THE MUPPETS to throw a new wrench in Kermit and Miss Piggy’s 40-year relationship. ABC is masterful at developing and marketing compelling love stories (SCANDAL, GREY’S ANATOMY, NASHVILLE). It looks like the show will have some fun finding new human love interests for Miss Piggy which I predict will be highly entertaining.

But, when all is said and done, I still root for the Kermit and Miss Piggy to find their way back to each other, but I’ll keep an open mind watching as they expire their personal lives as separate entities. Each incarnation of THE MUPPETS is smart, reflect the times and brilliantly skewers pop culture. Based on the promos ABC has released, the new series looks to continue the tradition in a much more sophisticated way.

USA Today went behind the scenes to find out more about what’s in store for Miss Piggy, Kermit and Denise. Click here for the full article and video.

In the clip below, it looks like Miss Piggy has her eye on CASTLE star Nathan Fillion.

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