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Executive producer Bill Prady, Kermit the Frog, executive producer Bob Kushell, and Miss Piggy speak to press.

LOS ANGELES — Miss Piggy and Kermit are still on speaking terms, fortunately for the new show The Muppets making its debut on ABC Television on September 22. That implies, of course, that there’s been a problem, and there indeed has been.

Kermit and the Divine Miss P appeared Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote their upcoming show, which chronicles the behind-the-scenes action at Miss Piggy’s talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy.

“It is entirely professional,” Kermit said of working Miss Piggy under the newly evolved circumstances. “I am taking a behind-the-scenes role — we’re both professional adults.”

On his Facebook page, Kermit issued the following statement:

After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television (“The Muppets”/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter. Thank you for your understanding.

Miss Piggy, however, was a bit less reverent of the relationship she formerly shared with world’s most famous frog:

After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, Kermit the Frog and moi have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship. We will continue to work together on television (“The Muppets”/Tuesdays 8pm this fall on ABC) and in all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the universe. However, our personal lives are now distinct and separate, and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al. This is our only comment on this private matter… unless we get the right offer. Thank you for your understanding.

The rumor mill has gone into overdrive, of course. Kermit appears to have a new girlfriend, and The Muppets Executive producer Bill Prady indicated that Kermit’s new pig companion works in marketing at ABC.

“I don’t want to go into it too much … I don’t want to betray anything,” Kermit said of the reason he and Miss Piggy called it quits.

Miss Piggy seems not to have lost any of her bite as a result of the split. She did name drop some of the big stars who are set to appear on the show, including Reese Witherspoon and Imagine Dragons.

The Muppets debuts Sept. 22

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