Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Murphy Brown (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
 Corky Sherwood / ... (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
 Jim Dial (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
 Frank Fontana (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
 Miles Silverberg (201 episodes, 1988-1996)
Pat Corley ...
 Phil (160 episodes, 1988-1998)
 Eldin Bernecky / ... (135 episodes, 1988-1998)


Murphy Brown is a very selfish, stubborn, extremely hot-tempered but also talented, resourceful, clever and caring middle-aged reporter who works for FYI News Network and at the same time tries to raise her child as an unmarried, working woman. Her friends and co-workers, Corky, Jim, Frank and Miles, try to balance between her outbursts of anger and her family, personality or even financial crises. It's a difficult life for Murphy but she's got the guts to live it... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <>

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Release Date:

14 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marfi Braun  »

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(247 episodes)

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The outside building shown as Murphy Brown's home is the same building used to show as the home of Diana Prince in Wonder Woman (1975). See more »


[after learning the Murphy is pregnant]
Jim: Murphy, do you need any money?
Murphy: Jim, I make as much as you do.
Jim: Good God Miles, is that true?
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Referenced in A Conversation with Art Director Roy Christopher (2004) See more »

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It was one of the best shows then and now!
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Murphy Brown's intelligence and comedic wit is pure genius and fun to watch. Lifetime began airing the repeats for a while until 2000 which is a shame because it is such a high quality, well-written, and extremely well-acted show overall. While Candice Bergen plays the title character, she never uses her status to ruin the show. She allows her excellent supporting cast including Faith Ford, Grant Shaud, Jim Regalbuto, and the guy who plays Jim Dial. When Grant Shaud left the show, the show brought Lily Tomlin who did an excellent job. I loved Garry Marshall and Pat Corbett as Phil, the local bar owner and the guy that knew everything in Washington D.C. There are several hilarious episodes with guest stars like Barry Manilow serenading Baby Avery, the wonderful Colleen Dewhurst as the memorable Avery Brown, Murphy's mom, Darren McGavin as her father, Broadway Legend Marian Seldes as her aunt during a fabulous Christmas episode. I am sad that Robert Pastorelli passed away recently but he was memorable as the house painter/artist and nanny for Avery. Somebody told me that guest stars shaked the cast for making their experience to be the most pleasurable during their stay. Murphy Brown lasted 11 years for several reasons--it's great cast and staff of writers like Diane English.

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