WATCH: Kerry Washington Consoles The Muppets' Kermit the Frog After His 'Tough Breakup' from Miss Piggy

Did Kermit's Flirtation with Tina Fey Cause Miss Piggy Split? A Semi-Serious Investigation

After 40 years as a couple, Kermit and Miss Piggy called it quits Thursday, vowing the breakup won’t affect their work – but could the frog’s wandering eye have been the final straw?

Who Broke Up Kermit and Miss Piggy? A Look at the Suspects

By now, the last remaining thread of your childhood has likely been severed by the news that “Kermit.

It’s easy to read between the lines of their statement: “Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship … 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.”

The Muppets Stars Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Break Up, Love Is Dead

Missy Piggy and longtime love Kermit the Frog have consciously uncoupled – but they’re putting work first for ABC’s docuseries The Muppets.

Upfronts 2015: PEOPLE Editors Preview Their Most Anticipated Shows

Set your DVRs!

This week, the major TV networks announced their upcoming fall and midseason shows. Here are the top 15 choices PEOPLE’s own TV team is most excited to watch.



Muppet in the Wild: Newly Discovered Frog Species Looks Like Kermit's Twin

It’s not easy being green, but it helps to have friends who understand.

According to USA Today, a Minnesotan scientist working in Costa Rica has discovered Kermit the Frog’s real-life twin.

Brian Kubicki found a new species of glass frog that sports the famous Muppet’s lime green skin and bulging white eyes – but not Kermit’s name. Kubicki decided to name the doppelgänger in honor of his mother, Janet Diane Kubicki.

Kermit and Miss Piggy's Wedding: The Inside Details

The groom was a little shell-shocked, while the bride was thrilled that every eye was on her. Even so, after an often-bumpy 40-year courtship, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog were finally standing together at the altar.

Never one to be shy, even on the topic of their long-awaited nuptials, Miss Piggy tells PEOPLE exclusively that yes, she did have wedding jitters before walking down the aisle.

When Kids Interview Muppets: 12 Adorable Questions, Answered

The Muppets reunite once more for Muppets Most Wanted (in theaters Friday). This new caper finds the group trekking across Europe, taking their show on the road as a Kermit imposter (a thief named Constantine) frames the group for his elaborate heists.

The Muppets Join Instagram to Hawk Muppets Most Wanted

Angelina Jolie & Kids Go to See the Muppets

Kermit, Fozzie and Miss Piggy, please meet Angelina Jolie and son Pax, 8, and daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, who were out on a movie date in Manhattan on Saturday afternoon.

Their flick of choice? The family holiday hit The Muppets.

One witness at the Clearview Cinemas on East 62nd Street told PEOPLE that the concession-stand snacks of choice were five orders of popcorn, five cups of Sprite and one box of Twizzlers. (Another adult woman accompanied the group to the show.)

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