The Muppets are heading back to television in just a couple of months, but ahead of the big ABC series, Kermit the Frog has some really bad news for fans: Kermit and Miss Piggy have officially broken up, effective immediately. Like Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck or Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, they have made the decision to separate and to let the public in on their break-up. Happily, they are not “consciously uncoupling.” You can check out the full statement from Kermit, below.

So, there you have it. Kermit and Miss Piggy are officially over, leaving the upcoming The Muppets series free to introduce new romantic interests for both characters on the show, which will look at the “personal lives” and “relationships” of the characters. In the trailer, we’ve mostly gotten a look at Fozzie Bear’s relationship with a human, but the break-up between Kermit and Miss Piggy will be touched on, as well. At Comic-Con, executive producer Bill Prady even noted that we might see Kermit date a woman named Denise.

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The mockumentary-style sitcom has been described as a more adult project than the two most recent movies that preceded it on the big screen. It’s airing on network TV early on in primetime, so I wouldn’t expect the ABC comedy to get too racy, but overall The Muppets show does look more grownup than recent movies and hopefully the right audience will tune in.

While Kermit and Miss Piggy’s relationship has always been tumultuous and a break-up has probably been a long time coming, I’m not sure if the show will even feel like a Muppets project without the iconic relationship. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. We can see what life is like when Miss Piggy and Kermit are able to take on new romances soon enough. The Muppets is set to premiere on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET, only on ABC. Here’s a look at the rest of the fall 2015 TV schedule.
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