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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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 46 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Candice Bergen ...  Murphy Brown 260 episodes, 1988-2018
Faith Ford ...  Corky Sherwood / ... 260 episodes, 1988-2018
Joe Regalbuto ...  Frank Fontana 260 episodes, 1988-2018
Charles Kimbrough ...  Jim Dial 250 episodes, 1988-2018
Grant Shaud ...  Miles Silverberg 214 episodes, 1988-2018
Pat Corley ...  Phil 181 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(247 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

Jim: Perhaps you need to be clearer.
Murphy: Clearer? Jim, the other day I rolled up my car window while she was still talking to me! I drove away and she actually ran alongside the car until she was able to pull her hair free at the onramp! I'm telling you, the woman cannot take a hint!
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Same characters, not the same show
19 October 2018 | by lilyrowanSee all my reviews

Rating Murphy Brown wasn't easy because I would give the original show an 8 and the reboot a 2. I settled for a 5, right in the middle.

The old Murphy Brown, while Left in nature, was smart and funny enough not to insult me, a moderate Republican. Sure, there was good-natured ribbing of the Right, but it wasn't hate filled. Who wouldn't have laughed at Murphy's fight with Dan Quayle no matter which side of the aisle you sat? New Murphy Brown changed that and now only throws out hate toward the Right. The way it is done is insulting and humorless.

Adding Tyne Daly was a good move. Avery is a likable guy and had potential, but they are only using him as a way to put down the news channel liberals hate the most. Too bad they didn't make him a real Republican for a little balance and to really tick off and spar with Murphy.

The new show is a shadow of the original, and after this week's episode, I think it is time for me to say "goodbye" to these characters I used to enjoy enormously. I only stuck around this long because I wanted to see Jim Dial again. One final thought, it was kinda strange how the Miles/Corky marriage never happened.


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