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Murphy Brown 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1988–2018)
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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Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 259 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 259 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 259 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 213 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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Murphy Brown See more »

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Runtime:

(247 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the final episode of season four, Murphy Brown gave birth to her child, Avery. Around that time Vice President Dan Quayle, during a televised debate, criticized the show for introducing the theme of an unmarried woman having a child and thereby promoting the idea of single motherhood and the decay of family values, a hot issue during that year's election campaigning. The producers and writers retaliated in the 60-minute season premiere which aired 21 September 1992. The clip from the debate was featured prominently in the episode (entitled "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato") and the majority of the writing made fun of VP Quayle's remarks (To his credit, Vice President Quayle later sent the fictional baby Avery a very real plush toy elephant.) See more »

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Steve Kroft: [crossover promotion ad with ]
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Steve Kroft: ] I'm Steve Kroft.
Lesley Stahl: I'm Lesley Stahl.
Scott Pelley: I'm Scott Pelley.
Anderson Cooper: I'm Anderson Cooper.
Bill Whittaker: I'm Bill Whittaker.
Murphy Brown: And I'm Murphy Brown.
Bill Whittaker: Wait; what?
Lesley Stahl: Are you kidding?
[...]
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.23 (2008) See more »

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Reboot no good
28 September 2018 | by quidnessettSee all my reviews

I use to enjoy this show many years ago, it was witty and entertaining. I tuned in tonight expecting the same thing but with a new twist, I was greatly disappointed. It went from a fun show to a show embracing the turmoil of politics and these days that negativity is everywhere we look, it is nice to have an escape from it. So I think I'll pass on this. CBS you struck out on this one.


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