It was obvious back in May during the broadcast networks’ Upfront week that ABC had the most talked about new series of the fall with its updated version/franchise continuation of that multi-generational modern classic “The Muppet Show,” now known as “The Muppets.” Advertisers and the press instantly embraced the return of such iconic characters as Kermit, Miss Piggy, Elmo and many others. The excitement continued yesterday during the first of ABC’s two days at the Summer 2015 Television Critics Association tour, which began with a press conference featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy (pictured at top with “Muppets” executive producers Bill Brady, left, and Bob Kushell) – during which one of America’s favorite celebrity couples confirmed that they are calling it quits. Like almost everything else these days, the announcement rocked social media, galvanizing Facebook and causing Twitter to once again blow up.
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