ABC’s ‘The Muppets’ Reveals First Look at Kermit the Frog’s New Love Interest (Photo)

New character Denise, an “ABC marketing executive,” is a glamorous redheaded, doe-eyed pig

“The Muppets” unveiled a first look at Kermit the Frog’s new girlfriend Denise on Tuesday.

The ABC mockumentary series sees the frog split from longtime love interest Miss Piggy, though the two continue to work together on the fictional late-night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.”

The new character Denise, who is also a pig, was identified at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour last month as an ABC marketing executive working with Kermit on the talk show, however it wasn’t revealed until Tuesday that she was in a relationship with our favorite frog.

The Muppets Denise (2)

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“The word is out: Kermit is seeing Denise,” read a tweet from the “Muppets” Twitter account. “We’re bracing for Miss Piggy’s forthcoming wrath.”

However, in true Hollywood style, Kermit has denied that he has a girlfriend, claiming that they are “simply close friends.”

On Monday, it was announced that Liam Hemsworth will guest star on ABC’s reboot, and he has already started flirting with Miss Piggy on Instagram, calling her the “most beautiful girl in the world.” As for Denise, Twitter users were quick to point out that she’s a younger, more glamorous version of her predecessor who has been compared to Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde and “Game of Thrones” character, Margaery Tyrell. “The Muppets” premieres on ABC Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET.

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