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

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 Murphy Brown (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Corky Sherwood / ... (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Jim Dial (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Frank Fontana (247 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Miles Silverberg (201 episodes, 1988-1996)
Pat Corley ...
 Phil (160 episodes, 1988-1998)
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 Eldin Bernecky (135 episodes, 1988-1998)
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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 <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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14 November 1988 (USA)  »

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One of the running series jokes was Murphy Brown's inability to get a good secretary or one that could work with her. During the show's 10-year run, Murphy had a total of 93 secretaries. (They were referred to by number in the closing credits cast list, as "Secretary #1," "Secretary #2," etc.) One that was very efficient was Marcia Wallace, playing her Carol Kester character from The Bob Newhart Show (1972). At the end of the show, Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) showed up and pleaded for her to return, which she did. In one episode, Murphy discovered there was a support group for her former secretaries, where they comforted each other over their inability to keep the job. See more »

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Murphy: I was waiting for the universe to dispense some justice but sometimes the universe is just too damn slow. The effects of putting Nair in someone's styling gel, however, only take a few minutes.
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A funny show, in itself an achievemnet
8 October 1999 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I only started watching this show in its last season. I laughed a lot, which is pretty hard to do with so many of the other shows these days. Candace Bergen is a great actress working with great scripts and a great cast. The breast cancer story line was handled very well, both in poignant and humorous ways. The finale was a fitting way to end it.


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