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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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Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 254 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 254 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 254 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 208 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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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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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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Kay: I've talked to the network and they agree that given the quality of your work lately, they have no choice but to give all of you five days at a beautiful Mexican resort totally at their expense. See what I did there? You thought I was going to do something evil but I went a different way!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding (2011) See more »

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I absolutely love this!!
12 October 2018 | by tlgodderzSee all my reviews

What a refreshing change of pace. An intelligent, funny, energetic and timely show that addresses the important issues we all face. I love Murphy as an older woman, and still pertinent and living life on her terms. It's great to see other members of the cast too, and the new additions! I've told many people to give Murphy a try, as it's phenomenal!


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