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Murphy Brown 

The personal and professional misadventures of a woman working as a TV journalist.

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Diane English
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Season 11 Premiere


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Monday, May 18, 1998

Murphy interviews God. Meanwhile, the FYI crew assumes that Murphy is leaving the FYI for good, so they plan what to do next with their careers. The show ends with an epilogue that ...


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 249 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 247 episodes, 1988-1998
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 203 episodes, 1988-2018
Pat Corley ...  Phil 178 episodes, 1988-1998
Robert Pastorelli ...  Eldin Bernecky 158 episodes, 1988-1998
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Storyline

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 »

Also Known As:

Marfi Braun See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(247 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Kay: Corky, are you in there?
Murphy: Are you alone?
Kay: Yes, I am... for the last ten years, and thanks so much for reminding me!
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Connections

Referenced in American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) See more »

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A funny show, in itself an achievemnet
8 October 1999 | by Tommy-92See all my reviews

I only started watching this show in its last season. I laughed a lot, which is pretty hard to do with so many of the other shows these days. Candace Bergen is a great actress working with great scripts and a great cast. The breast cancer story line was handled very well, both in poignant and humorous ways. The finale was a fitting way to end it.


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