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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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Cast

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

The recurring character of Stuart Best (played by Wallace Shawn) is a reference to former Beatles members Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best. See more »

Quotes

[Attempting to breast-feed her newborn son]
Murphy: I finally have a chest and the only man in my life doesn't know what to do with it!
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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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Still good, just needs to find its new groove
19 October 2018 | by OwlwiseSee all my reviews

As a major fan of the Murphy Brown, I had mixed feelings about its revival today. But if any older TV series was suited to the current times, this is it. And for the most part, it's just as scathing as before ... but not quite settled into its new surroundings yet. The basics are there, the writing is sharp; they just need to tighten & fine-tune the characters & storylines. As much as I loathe Trump, that's not enough to sustain the show for long. I welcome the political humor overall - they always did that well - but look at other entertainment & cultural trends of the day, as well as more personal stories, would add a lot to it.

As for all of the 1 start reviews for the revival ... I notice that quite a few, ostensibly written by different posters, tend to be identical, word-for-word posts. Which means that the revival has struck a nerve. Which means that it's doing something right. I just hope the series will remember that it needs more than outrage (even when I share that outrage). It still has the potential to be just as smart & funny as it ever was!


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