To Distract from Worrying about Avery in Kabul, the Gang Attends the 100th Anniversary New Year's Eve Party at Phil's Bar in "Murphy Brown"

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16 December 2018
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Murphy Brown
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"Murphy Brown"
Season Finale Thursday, December 20 at 9:30 PM ET/PT on CBS
 
          On the season finale, “Happy New Year,” the gang tries to distract Murphy from worrying about Avery’s assignment in Kabul by getting her to attend the special 100th anniversary New Year’s Eve celebration at Phil’s Bar. Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial. MSNBC anchor and host Lawrence O'Donnell and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell guest star as themselves.

          Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen stars in this CBS revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, “fake news” and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves and 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 – perhaps too closely. The team still lets off steam at Phil’s Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

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)
Adan Rocha (Miguel Gonzales)
AND:
Tyne Daly (Phyllis)
RECURRING CAST:
Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial)
Merle Dandridge (Diana Macomber)
Andre Ward (Julius)
GUEST CAST:
Andrea Mitchell (Herself)
Lawrence O’Donnell (Himself)
Joseph Kamal (Ahmed Zahir)
Babak Tafti (Khaled)
Zachary James (Secret Serviceman)
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