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Murphy Brown: CBS Boss Addresses Series' Future (and Mentions Life in Pieces)

What's going on with Murphy Brown? Recently, CBS boss Kelly Kahl spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the TV show revival.

The comedy series stars Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, who is now hosting the Cnc morning show, Murphy in the Morning. The cast also includes Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly.

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Murphy Brown: Is the CBS TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season 12?

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Is Murphy back to stay? Has the Murphy Brown TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 12th season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Murphy Brown, season 12. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

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A CBS TV series revival, Murphy Brown stars original cast members Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, alongside Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly. Amidst daily attacks on the press, Murphy Brown (Bergen) decides to forsake retirement for a new Cnc morning show, Murphy in the Morning. She reunites the old Fyi gang, Corky Sherwood (Ford), Frank
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Murphy Brown: Not Cancelled Yet; Diane English Talks Season 12 Possibilities

Murphy Brown: Not Cancelled Yet; Diane English Talks Season 12 Possibilities
Murphy Brown recently wrapped its 11th season, but will there be a 12th? Recently, creator Diane English spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the CBS TV show.

A revival, the comedy series stars Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, who is now hosting the CNC morning show, Murphy in the Morning. The cast also includes Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly.

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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Ends With Whimper, VP Mike Pence (Kinda), MSNBC Cameos & The Door Open For More

  • Deadline
Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight’s season and likely series finale of Murphy Brown

If the revived Murphy Brown is really and truly ending for good with tonight’s Season 11 finale, creator Diane English made sure the Emmy winning journalism comedy went out with a mix of fictionalized bigwigs and real life talking heads. Unfortunately, all that couldn’t blow the wig off anyone in a return that has never captured the tenor of the times nor any real traction.

On the sidelines in many ways from its September 17 debut, the 13-episode latest round of the Candice Bergen led series has been up against the primetime dominance of Thursday Night Football on Fox week after sometimes series low hitting week. Tonight there was no Tnf but now the “Happy New Year” episode faced the last half hour of the feature length Timeless series ender over on NBC.
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'Murphy Brown': Brooke Shields Makes News as Coma Patient

CBS' Murphy Brown on Thursday recruited a big-name guest star for the second week in a row in "The Coma and the Oxford Comma," as Brooke Shields visited the comedy as former beauty queen Holly Mackin Lynne, a close friend of Corky's (Faith Ford) — who happens to have been in a coma for 10 years.

Miraculously, while Corky was visiting her friend, Holly's eyes fluttered and she uttered "Pam" before drifting back to sleep. Later, Corky told the Murphy in the Morning gang what had happened. Everyone there remembered their own time covering the high-profile trial ...
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Murphy Brown Season 11 Episode 8 Review: The Coma and the Oxford Comma

On Murphy Brown Season 11 Episode 8, we have another solid episode with politics present, but on the peripheral.

Corky's beauty pageant buddy has been in a coma for 11 years, and it's no surprise to anyone that Corky visits her on a regular basis.

That's totally Corky.

What's also Corky is her optimism, which was the underlying current of the storyline.

It was Corky "Pollyanna" Sherwood vs. Murphy "Negative-Nelly" Brown.

We were thisclose to losing what makes Corky, Corky.

Why don't you just hit her over the head with a bedpan?

Corky Permalink: Why don't you just hit her over the head with a bedpan? Added: November 14, 2018

Who would've imagined her doing vodka shots in the morning, let alone doing vodka shots at all?

It's a good thing Murphy set her straight. We need naysayers in our society, just like we need Pollyannas to balance out each other.

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Who plays Holly Mackin Lynne on Murphy Brown? Brooke Shields guest stars as ex-beauty pageant contestant

Holly Mackin Lynne is a new character that will appear on a new episode of Murphy Brown. Actress Brooke Shields guest-stars in the role as an ex-beauty pageant contestant who has been in a coma. Holly used to be friends with Corky, played by Faith Ford, helping the team land an interview with the former beauty pageant contestant. There is a mystery about what led to the coma, but there is going to be a lot of humor as the news team gets to investigate it all first-hand. From the television previews for Season 1 Episode 8, they are going to […]

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'Murphy Brown' Finds Love With Guest-Stars Katie Couric, Bette Midler

[This story contains spoilers from Thursday's "A Lifetime of Achievement" episode of CBS' Murphy Brown.]

Murphy Brown’s “A Lifetime of Achievement” saw the Murphy in the Morning gang getting in touch with both their competitive and romantic sides as they sparred with Bette Midler and Katie Couric and found life with John Larroquette and Analeigh Tipton (and, technically, recurring guest-star Charles Kimbrough, who reprised his role as Jim Dial).

The episode featured the entire crew — Murphy (Candice Bergen), Corky (Faith Ford), Frank (Joe Regalbuto), Miles (Grant Shaud), Pat (Nik Dodani), and even Phyllis (Tyne Daly), plus Murphy’...
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Murphy Brown: Bette Midler, Brooke Shields and Others to Guest on CBS Sitcom

Some big stars are coming to CBS. This week, the network announced Bette Midler, Brook Shields, and more will guest star on Murphy Brown.

The sitcom revival centers on the return of Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), who decides to forsake retirement for a new Cnc morning show, Murphy in the Morning. The cast also includes Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly.

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‘Murphy Brown’ Sets All-Star Guest Lineup, Including Alums Katie Couric and Bette Midler

  • The Wrap
Murphy Brown” just added several guest stars to appear on the CBS revival, including Katie Couric and Bette Midler, who appeared on the sitcom’s original run. Brooke Shields, John Larroquette and Peter Gallagher are also set to appear.

Midler will reprise her role as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy’s former secretary. Now, though, Caprice has a surprising new connection to Murphy, making her, if possible, even more entitled and unbearable. Midler will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode.

Couric previously appeared on the series in 1992, attending Murphy’s baby shower. She will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode as herself, hosting a Lifetime Achievement event and running into her old friends, Murphy and Corky.

Also Read: Murphy Brown Crashes Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Conference to Ask 'Why Do You Lie?' (Video)

Also appearing on Nov. 8 will be Larroquette, playing Judge Nate Campbell, a kindred spirit to Murphy.
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‘Murphy Brown’: Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric & Peter Gallagher To Guest Star In CBS Comedy

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Some hefty star power is coming to Murphy Brown. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Bette Midler, Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields, Emmy and Tony winner John Larroquette Emmy-winning news anchor Katie Couric and SAG winner Peter Gallagher are all set to guest star in upcoming Season 1 episodes of the CBS/Wbtv comedy starring Candice Bergen.

The revival is continuing the tradition of the original series, which frequently featured celebrity guest stars, both playing themselves, as well as various roles.

Midler and Couric both appeared in the original series, Midler as Caprice, and Couric playing herself. Larroquette, Shields and Gallagher are Murphy Brown newcomers.

In the revival, Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton,
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‘Murphy Brown’ Gets a #MeToo-Themed Episode and Reclaims Her Power With ‘#MurphyToo’

  • Indiewire
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the “Murphy Brown” episode airing Thursday, Oct. 11, entitled “#MurphyToo.”]

Near the beginning of “#MurphyToo,” the fourth episode of the CBS revival “Murphy Brown,” eternally perky Corky (Faith Ford) is reflecting back on times in her life when she had to deal with inappropriate men. “I don’t know any woman who hasn’t had an experience,” she says, turning to Murphy (Candice Bergen), expecting her to agree with her.

Murphy instead jokes, “What guy would be stupid enough to try something with me,” but the formidable journalist is holding back. As she later reveals to her son Avery (Jake McDorman), she does have her own story.

It’s a touchy time for a CBS sitcom to take on #MeToo so directly, given that former CEO Les Moonves, recently exited following a number of sexual misconduct allegations. While creator Diane English teased “#MurphyToo” this summer at the Television Critics Association press tour,
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‘Murphy Brown’ Tackles #MeToo, but Falls Short of True Insight (Column)

  • Variety
After more than 20 years off the air, “Murphy Brown” has had to justify its rebooted existence in 2018. Murphy (Candice Bergen) has to grapple with the wild world of 24-hour cable news, while her son (Jake McDorman) tries to break through his conservative Fox News facsimile network with the power of reason. And as creator and showrunner Diane English has said, the reboot’s goal is to remain as timely as the original run was, hewing as close to real world events as it possibly can.

So it was only a matter of time before the new “Murphy Brown” confronted the chaotic new reality borne of the #MeToo movement, which has proved one of the most lasting, consequential cultural flashpoints of this generation. “Murphy Brown” was always known for tackling issues head-on, especially from the perspective of a staunchly feminist career woman. It should be a perfect fit for this particular topic.
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'Murphy Brown' Takes on #MeToo Movement With "Murphy Too"

Murphy Brown has taken on President Donald Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders in its first two episodes, and in its third outing the CBS sitcom revival focused on the #MeToo movement.

It was sexual harassment seminar day at Murphy in the Morning, and while Murphy (Candice Bergen) and her co-workers Corky (Faith Ford) and especially Frank (Joe Regalbuto) weren't too pleased to sit through the talk, Miles (Grant Shaud) was adamant that every employee be educated about gender dynamics in the workplace.

"Even a seemingly innocent comment about a co-worker's attire can constitute harassment," warned the instructor, to ...
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‘Murphy Brown’: Merle Dandridge Joins Season 1 Of CBS Revival

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) and her news team cohorts are getting a tough new boss. Greenleaf star Merle Dandridge is set for a key recurring role on CBS’ Murphy Brown revival.

She’ll play Diana Macomber, the team’s arrogant Crc network boss, a no-nonsense, tough-as-nails career woman who is proud to have worked her way up to where she is today. Her character will be introduced in the October 18 episode.

“I am excited to have Merle Dandridge join us,” said showrunner/executive producer Diane English. “She plays Diana brilliantly, and her comic timing is fantastic.”

In the revival, Bergen reprises her role as the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor, as Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to
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Murphy Brown: Season 11 Viewer Votes

How's Murphy's comeback during the 11th season of the Murphy Brown TV show on CBS? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Murphy Brown is cancelled or renewed for season 12. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Murphy Brown season 11 episodes below.

A CBS sitcom revival, Murphy Brown stars original cast members Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, alongside Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha. and Tyne Daly. Amidst daily attacks on the press, Murphy Brown (Bergen) decides to forsake retirement for a new Cnc morning show, Murphy in the Morning. She
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'Murphy Brown' Faces Off Against Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The second episode of CBS' Murphy Brown revival, much like its first, put politics front and center. The half-hour featured Murphy (Candice Bergen), being banned from the White House press briefing room, then sneaking in and confronting Sarah Huckabee Sanders about immigration policy — and being promptly kicked back out.

The episode started with the Murphy Morning gang — Murphy, Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto), Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford) and producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) — discussing the rigorous hours of a morning show (Murphy wears pajama bottoms and slippers under her desk so she can sleep that much longer)....
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Murphy Brown: Season 11 Ratings

Everything old is new again. Revivals are still trending, and CBS does not want to be left behind, so it has brought back its Murphy Brown TV show for an 11th season. In this era of charges of "fake news" and the viral spread of "alternative facts," the nation arguably needs Murphy, but will a big enough audience tune in to justify future installments? Will Murphy Brown be cancelled or renewed for season 12? Stay tuned.

A CBS sitcom revival, season 11 of Murphy Brown stars original cast members Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, alongside Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly. Amidst daily attacks on the press, Murphy Brown (Bergen) decides to forsake retirement for a new Cnc morning show, Murphy in the Morning. She reunites the old Fyi gang, Corky Sherwood (Ford), Frank Fontana (Regalbuto),
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Murphy Brown

Network: CBS.

Episodes: 247 (half-hour); Ongoing.

Seasons: 10; Revived.

TV show dates:

November 14, 1988 -- May 18, 1998;

September 27. 2018 -- present.

Series status: Cancelled/ended; Revived.

Performers include: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Charles Kimbrough, Robert Pastorelli, Pat Corley, Ritch Brinkley, Lily Tomlin, John Hostetter, Garry MarshallNik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha. and Tyne Daly.

TV show description:

In the original series, recovering alcoholic Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) is a tough investigative reporter and news anchor for a national TV newsmagazine named Fyi.

She works alongside stuffy and old-style newsman Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough), and her best friend, insecure undercover reporter Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto). Young and neurotic Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) becomes the show's producer and adds a perky former Miss America,
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‘Murphy Brown’ Premieres With Surprise Hillary Clinton Cameo

  • The Wrap
‘Murphy Brown’ Premieres With Surprise Hillary Clinton Cameo
Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo appearance on the premiere of the “Murphy Brown” revival Thursday night, making several jokes at her own expense.

At the beginning of the episode, Candice Bergen’s Murphy Brown interviews a new candidate for a “secretarial position.” Enter Hillary, who says she spells her name with just one “L,” and insists she just looks like the ex-Secretary of State.

“Hilary” references one of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign blurbs, saying “I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,” and quips that she has “some experience with emails.” The she adds that her experience includes four years as a secretary in “a very large organization.” And of course, “Hilary” also references one of Clinton’s books, saying that in a TV news production, “everyone works together. It takes a village.” Wokka wokka wokka.

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