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Murphy Brown Ep on the Revival's Pro-Press 'Mission,' Bracing for a Trump Tweet: 'We Kind of Hope It Happens'

Murphy Brown is back… and boy, news and politics have changed just a bit in the last twenty years, haven’t they?

The Emmy-winning sitcom returns to CBS next Thursday (9:30/8:30c) for the first time since leaving the air in 1998, with Candice Bergen reprising her role as the titular TV journalist. In the 13-episode revival, Murphy comes out of retirement to host a new cable news show, Murphy in the Morning, with old pals Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto), Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford) and Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) in tow. Plus, her son Avery — who we saw Murphy give birth to,
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TV News Roundup: Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Drops First Trailer (Watch)

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released a new trailer for its upcoming horror film “The Haunting of Hill House” and ABC has cast Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a guest star in the Season 5 premiere of “Fresh off the Boat.”

Dates

TBS‘ “The Guest Book” is returning on Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt with back-to-back new episodes. The second season will feature a new town, new series regulars, and new guest stars in the small ocean-side community of Mabel Beach, starring series regulars Jimmy Tatro (“American Vandal”), Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Dan Beirne (“Fargo”). In future episodes, several guest stars will also make an appearance, including Pete Davidson (“SNL”), Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”) and Matt Walsh (“Veep”) among others. Following the premiere, episodes will air on Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt on TBS.

First Look

Netflix has released
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CBS Gives ‘Murphy Brown’ Premiere A Five-Minute Bonus

CBS is giving Murphy Brown an extra five minutes for the revived series’ Sept. 27 premiere, the network announced today.

The “extended” episode begins at 9:30 pm Et/Pt, and runs until 10:05..

CBS describes the debut episode as the return of the Murphy character to the news business following a brief retirement.

“Amid a divided nation,” says the network, “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,
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Murphy Brown: Season 10; Adan Rocha Hired as CBS Series Regular

Murphy Brown has some new company. Deadline reports Adan Rocha has joined the upcoming CBS series reboot.

A revival of the popular sitcom, the new season will se the return of Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic and investigative journalist who returns to host the fictional TV news program, Fyi. The cast also includes Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, Charles Kimbrough, Tyne Daly, Jake McDorman, and Nik Dodani.

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Murphy Brown: Aretha Franklin Tribute Planned for Revival's Premiere Episode

Murphy Brown is paying its r-e-s-p-e-c-ts to a music legend: Next week’s premiere of the CBS comedy revival will include a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.

“We did do something in the first episode” to acknowledge Franklin’s passing, creator Diane English confirms for TVLine. The chart-topping “Queen of Soul” died last month at the age of 76.

Franklin’s music was a huge part of the original Murphy Brown, with her iconic song “Respect” being featured in the pilot episode and Candice Bergen’s title character (a big fan of Franklin’s) singing “(You Make Me Feel Like
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 14)

1966: Constance went into labor on Peyton Place.

1981: Gh's Susan was in the hospital after having baby Jason.

2009: Guiding Light's Lillian visited Maureen Bauer's grave.

2010: One Life to Live's Dorian threw water on Bo and Nora."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1936: NBC debuted Frank and Anne Hummert's radio soap opera John's Other Wife. The story revolved around John Perry (Hanley Stafford), the owner of a department store, his wife Elizabeth, and an assistant secretary named Annette. John got more than he bargained for when Elizabeth started to feel as though Annette had become his "other wife.
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‘Murphy Brown’ To Tackle Trump’s Wall & Ice, Casts Adan Rocha As Daca Dreamer

  • Deadline
As an inherently political comedy, CBSMurphy Brown revival was fully expected to take on the Donald Trump presidency, and now we know it will include his controversial immigration policies.

Relative newcomer Adan Rocha has been cast as a new series regular on the new Murphy Brown, from original creator Diane English and Warner Bros. TV.

First appearing in the show’s second episode, he will play Miguel, a Mexican Dreamer who came to the United States at the age of one. Now he’s a college student working at Phil’s Bar alongside Phyllis (Tyne Daly) for extra money to put toward tuition. Quick with a quip, he’s always making cracks about “The Wall” and Ice.

English previously had said that the revival would address Trump’s attacks on mainstream media and its coverage, which he brands “fake news.”

Candice Bergen is back as intrepid investigative journalist and news anchor Murphy Brown.
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Here's the Exact Date and Time Murphy Brown Is Returning to Prime Time

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Revival mania has hit Hollywood hard, and it looks like the upcoming TV season is going to be continuing that trend. CBS is getting in on the game with a revival of its iconic workplace comedy Murphy Brown. Set in the newsroom of a cable network, the sitcom's return couldn't be more perfectly timed for today's pop culture. But when will the updated series make its debut?

CBS announced its Fall schedule in early July, including the premiere date for Murphy Brown. The sitcom will occupy the 9:30 p.m. time slot on Thursday nights, starting on Sept. 27. It'll be part of a two-hour comedy block on the channel that also includes the two shows in the Big Bang Theory universe (the long-running original plus prequel/spinoff Young Sheldon), as well as Mom.

During its original run in the '80s and '90s, Murphy Brown skewered politics and tackled
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Inside the New ‘Murphy Brown,’ Which Still Has Plenty to Say

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Inside the New ‘Murphy Brown,’ Which Still Has Plenty to Say
Candice Bergen wears Murphy Brown’s pajamas well.

On a Friday evening in late August, Bergen is basking in a standing ovation from an enthusiastic crowd at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens, as CBS’ highly anticipated revival of hit comedy “Murphy Brown” is about to film the third episode of its 11th season.

It’s been 20 years since Bergen took regular bows in front of a sitcom studio audience. The star, who won five Emmys during the show’s 10-season original run, might have donned a more glamorous outfit for her pretaping introduction.

But Bergen is immersed in her TV alter ego, the hard-charging, fast-talking broadcast journalist with a love for Aretha Franklin and a knack for nailing big stories.

On this day, bringing Murphy Brown back to life means greeting the audience in a gray T-shirt, loud print stretchy pants that look a little overstretched and a mop
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Here's the Exact Date and Time Murphy Brown Is Returning to Prime Time

Revival mania has hit Hollywood hard, and it looks like the upcoming TV season is going to be continuing that trend. CBS is getting in on the game with a revival of its iconic workplace comedy Murphy Brown. Set in the newsroom of a cable network, the sitcom's return couldn't be more perfectly timed for today's pop culture. But when will the updated series make its debut?

CBS announced its Fall schedule in early July, including the premiere date for Murphy Brown. The sitcom will occupy the 9:30 p.m. time slot on Thursday nights, starting on Sept. 27. It'll be part of a two-hour comedy block on the channel that also includes the two shows in the Big Bang Theory universe (the long-running original plus prequel/spinoff Young Sheldon), as well as Mom.

During its original run in the '80s and '90s, Murphy Brown skewered politics and tackled
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Murphy Brown: Creator Teases CBS Revival and Return of Another Original Cast Member

Murphy Brown: Creator Teases CBS Revival and Return of Another Original Cast Member
What's in store for the new Murphy Brown series? Recently, creator Diane English teased the upcoming CBS TV show revival, TVLine reports.

As reported earlier, CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a Murphy Brown reboot. The sitcom originally premiered in 1988 and starred Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic and investigative journalist who returns to host the fictional TV news program, Fyi. The cast also included Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Charles Kimbrough, and Lily Tomlin. The show ran on CBS for 10 seasons before ending in 1998.

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‘Murphy Brown’: CBS Revival Hopes to Get Sued By Donald Trump, and Will Explore #MeToo and Alex Jones

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The classic CBS series “Murphy Brown” made the front page of the New York Times in 1992 when it found itself the target of an elected official. And you’d better believe that creator Diane English is betting on the same thing happening again, when the Candice Bergen-starring sitcom returns to CBS this fall.

“We’re hoping,” she told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour about the possibility of Donald Trump responding to the workplace comedy. “Murphy Brown” revisits the sharp-edged television journalist who, in 2018, is now involved with the current climate surrounding the world of cable news. “It’s a great tool for us — we are definitely hoping that he will engage with us,” she said.

In fact, English admitted that the first episode of the revival, which Bergen described as “so ambitious and so fearless,” deliberately attempts to draw Trump’s attention. While English didn’t
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‘Murphy Brown’ revival: A #MeToo episode, a big return and 5 more things to expect

Murphy Brown” has been off the air for 20 years, but there was only one thing that could bring everyone back together and the “Fyi” gang out of retirement: President Donald Trump — or specifically, his attacks on the press.

“The freedom of the press is under attack like never before,” “Murphy Brown” creator and executive producer Diane English said Sunday at the show’s Television Critics Association summer press tour panel. “The press is not the enemy of the people. And these characters are the press.”

English, who said the revival will focus on “prism of the press,” believes she was approached about resurrecting the sitcom “because of the political atmosphere,” and not necessarily due to the revival and reboot craze.

As previously announced, the 13-episode revival will find Murphy (Candice Bergen), Corky (Faith Ford), Frank (Joe Regalbuto) and Miles (Grant Shaud) coming out of retirement to work at a cable
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‘Murphy Brown’ Creator Diane English Says She May Need Protection As Series Returns To CBS – TCA

  • Deadline
Murphy Brown creator Diane English says she may need to get security protection as she works on the return to CBS of the biting political comedy series.

“I might have to have some protection,” English told reporters in a scrum after her show’s Q&A panel at TCA. “I’m not kidding.” English referenced the “scary times” in which the show is coming back with original episodes after two decades.

The very first episode, which takes place on November 8, 2016, “really sticks our head into the lion’s mouth,” said star Candice Bergen, boasting, “This show has no fear of anyone.”

These “scary times” includes a death threat to CNN on-air talent phoned in to C-span by a Trump supporter that Brian Stelter played on his CNN program. New York Times columnist Bret Stephens similarly revealed a threat from someone warning, “I don’t carry an Ar but once we
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‘Murphy Brown’ First-Look Video: Candice Bergen Leads Cast In Table Read

CBS and Murphy Brown have sent out a first-look video of Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Grant Shaud and the rest of the returning gang sitting down for their first table read in 20 years.

The table read, held in New York on Tuesday, July 24, was also the first time the entire cast saw the recreated sets. The emotional reunion seems to get the best of Ford, especially, who greets Bergen with a big, tearful hug. Also on set was series creator Diane English.

Take a look at the clip below.

We don’t actually get to see or hear the table read itself, but there’s a lot of whooping and clapping at the end of the clip, so it certainly seems like Bergen & Co. were happy with the results.

The first-look video was sent out as CBS has its day at TCA.

Here’s the official summing up of the
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Murphy Brown Boss Focusing Revival 'Through Prism of the Press,' Reveals [Spoiler] Will Return for Arc

Just hours after President Trump doubled down on his attacks against members of the media, tweeting that they are “dangerous and sick,” Murphy Brown creator Diane English revealed at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour that CBS’ upcoming revival will focus “the show through the prism of the press,” adding, “The freedom of the press is under attack like never before. The press is not the enemy of the people. And these characters are the press.”

English also revealed that the 13-episode continuation will pick up on Nov. 8, 2016 — aka, the Trump’s election day — before jumping to the present day.
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‘Murphy Brown’ Team on Revival ‘Through the Prism of the Press’ and #MeToo Episode

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‘Murphy Brown’ Team on Revival ‘Through the Prism of the Press’ and #MeToo Episode
When “Murphy Brown” returns with its revival season on CBS this fall, it will be focused “through the prism of the press,” says creator Diane English.

“We’ve always been a political show with something to say,” she said at the Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the show Sunday. “The first amendment and free press is under attack like I’ve never seen before…and these guys are the press, so we deal with that a lot.”

The idea to return to the show was first floated in 2012, English shared, “when Sarah Palin was running for president.” “We thought we only had six episodes, and it wasn’t a serious idea at all,” she said. But then after the presidential election in 2016, Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth called her to ask if she’d bring it back. While she admitted the idea was “daunting,” once she said yes,
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Murphy Brown: CBS Releases Cast Photo; Murphy Joins 60 Minutes?

Meet the new Murphy Brown. Recently, CBS released the first official cast photo for their upcoming reboot TV series.

As reported earlier, CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a Murphy Brown reboot. The sitcom originally premiered in 1988 and starred Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic and investigative journalist who returns to host the fictional TV news program, Fyi. The cast also included Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Charles Kimbrough, and Lily Tomlin. The show ran on CBS for 10 seasons before ending in 1998.

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CBS releases trailers for Murphy Brown, FBI, Happy Together, God Friended Me and The Neighborhood

Five trailers have arrived online for CBS’ Fall 2018 shows which includes the Murphy Brown revival, Dick Wolf’s latest drama series FBI, comedy series Happy Together, comedy drama God Friended Me, and sitcom The Neighborhood; watch them here…

See Also: CBS unveils first trailer for Magnum, P.I. reboot starring Jay Hernandez

Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the groundbreaking 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 returns to the airwaves with her original Fyi team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy’s son, Avery, shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit,
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The ‘Fyi’ gang is back together — at a new show — in the first ‘Murphy Brown’ revival trailer [Watch]

“You missed us. You know you did.” CBS released a first look at the “Murphy Brown” revival Wednesday — and guess what? The “Fyi” gang is no longer at “Fyi.”

Instead, Murphy (Candice Bergen), Corky (Faith Ford), Frank (Joe Regalbuto) and Miles (Grant Shaud) are now working at a morning news show, launched in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency. Quick drinking game while you watch the trailer: Take a shot at every Trump dig, new and old.

See Will ‘Murphy Brown’ earn Tyne Daly a seventh Emmy?

Murphy sees it as her civic duty to combat “this crazy new world of alternative facts and fake news,” even though the media game has drastically changed since her “Fyi” days. Don’t worry, that’s what the new guy is for. Nik Dodani plays Pat Patel, the social media director who will “bring all the olds into the 21st century” and
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