Multiple Emmy Award Winner Candice Bergen Returns as the Broadcast News Legend in the Revival of "Murphy Brown"

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21 September 2018
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Murphy Brown
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"Murphy Brown"
Premieres Thursday, September 27 from 9:30 TO 10:05 PM ET/PT on CBS
 
          In the series premiere episode, Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen returns as the eponymous broadcast news legend in the revival of the groundbreaking comedy series Murphy Brown. Back in the game after a brief retirement, and faced with a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

 

          Thirty years since the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning show premiered, and 20 years since it concluded, this revival reunites Bergen, also an executive producer, with multiple Emmy Award-winning series creator/executive producer Diane English and original series co-stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani and multiple Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly also star.
 
         Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves with her biting take on current events on the CNC cable network’s morning news program, “Murphy in the Morning,” for which she recruits her “FYI” team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg. Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century. Murphy’s millennial son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit and is following in her journalistic footsteps with his own new show as the liberal voice on the competing, conservative-leaning Wolf Network. The team still lets off steam at Phil’s Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis.

REGULAR CAST:
Candice Bergen
(Murphy Brown)
Faith Ford
(Corky Sherwood)
Joe Regalbuto
(Frank Fontana)
Grant Shaud
(Miles Silverberg)
Jake McDorman
(Avery Brown)
Nik Dodani
(Pat Patel)
Tyne Daly
(Phyllis)
 
 


 
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