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Murphy Brown 

The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

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Diane English
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 119 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 255 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 255 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 255 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 209 episodes, 1988-2018
Pat Corley ...  Phil 181 episodes, 1988-1998
Robert Pastorelli ...  Eldin Bernecky 158 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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

14 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(247 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

[the night before Corky marries Will]
Corky: [sobbing] I haven't experienced life!
Murphy: I've experienced life, and I'm here to tell you it's overrated.
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Featured in America in Primetime: Independent Woman (2011) See more »

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Wonderful comedy
13 February 2007 | by judybentonSee all my reviews

Murphy Brown is one of my all time favorite situation comedies. Candice Bergen is a comedic genius, and I wish I could see more of her. The rest of the cast did a great job, too.

The series tackled real problems with insight and humor such as an unmarried mature woman becoming pregnant, alcoholism, and cancer, to name a few.

The summer of 2000, I was battling breast cancer, chemo, nausea, and hair loss when reruns of Murphy's breast cancer experience were shown. It was so true to life but yet so funny. It helped me tremendously! Laughter is indeed the best medicine. These episodes should be shown during chemo treatments.

I implore whoever is in charge of such things to please market DVDs of the entire Murphy Brown series. It should not be allowed to slide into oblivion.


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