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Candice Bergen Shares First 'Murphy Brown' Reboot Cast Photo — See the Adorable Pic!

There have been a lot of reboots announced in the past year, but this one might just be the most exciting yet! In late January, CBS announced that they ordered a 13-episode reboot of the classic sitcom Murphy Brown — and now, the show's star, Candice Bergen, has shared the first revival cast photo. "Murphy Brown... together again. Coming to your neighborhood TV in the fall. Just in time," the 71-year-old actress captioned the group snapshot on Instagram. Variety previously reported that Candice (who played titular character Murphy Brown), Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood-Forest), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana), and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will all reprise their original roles on the upcoming reboot. At this time, it's still unclear whether Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial) will be returning for the updated series. Newcomers Jake McDorman (playing Murphy's adult son, Avery) and Nik Dodani (as Pat, the news program's director of social media) have also joined the cast.
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‘Will & Grace’ Bosses on ‘Roseanne’ Revival Success: ‘There’s Not One Part of Us That’s Jealous’

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‘Will & Grace’ Bosses on ‘Roseanne’ Revival Success: ‘There’s Not One Part of Us That’s Jealous’
Revivals are the new, well, everything on TV right now. And while “Roseanne” has been the talk of the town since its monstrous return to ABC last week, and more series are being brought back to life as we speak — we’re looking at you, CBS’ “Murphy Brown” — “Will & Grace” still has bragging rights when it comes to who pulled off a successful comeback first. Though Max Mutchnick and David Kohan — the co-creators and showrunners of NBC’s old/new hit — told TheWrap in an interview last week that the green-eyed monster has not come by to flaunt Roseanne Barr’s...
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Sorry, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Fans, You Probably Won’t Get a Reboot — But You Might Get a ‘Reinvention’

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Sorry, ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Fans, You Probably Won’t Get a Reboot — But You Might Get a ‘Reinvention’
If you were hoping “Dawson’s Creek” would go to the way of “Roseanne,” “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown” in the reboot department, we’re sorry to be the ones to tell you your prayers probably will not be answered. The stars of The WB teen soap — which wrapped in 2003 — said in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly they aren’t so keen on bringing it back. “It would have to be a reinvention of sorts,” James Van Der Beek said. Katie Holmes added, “What I love about this show is that it existed at a time pre-social media, pre-internet,...
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CBS’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot Pilot Casts Perdita Weeks as Higgins

CBS’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ Reboot Pilot Casts Perdita Weeks as Higgins
Perdita Weeks has been cast in the “Magnum P.I.” reboot pilot at CBS in a lead role, Variety has learned.

Weeks will play Juliet Higgins, the majordomo (i.e., property manager) for the large Hawaiian estate of writer Robin Masters, for whom Magnum ostensibly works security and lives in his guest house. The character is described as commanding, confident, and tough, who uses sarcasm to deflect emotion and is hard to get to know.

In the original “Magnum P.I.,” Higgins was played by John Hillerman. As previously announced, Jay Hernandez will take over the role of Magnum that
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Trailer Watch: “Fifty Shades of Grey” Rocks Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton’s Worlds in “Book Club”

“Book Club”

Jane Fonda introduces her friends to Christian Grey in a new trailer for “Book Club.” The comedy sees four friends — played by Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen — forming a book club with “Fifty Shades of Grey” as their first required reading. There are murmurs of protest since the club was intended to “stimulate [their] minds,” but Fonda’s character assures her pals that Christian and Anastasia’s Bdsm-inspired romance is said to be “quite stimulating” in its own right.

Reading erotica makes a major impact on the friends. It’s not long before the book is causing candid conversations (“Have you ever been spanked?”) and awkward run-ins with airport security (“This is nasty.”). “Fifty Shades” also seems to inspire them to pursue romances of their own, whether it’s looking for new love online or re-connecting with old flames.

In a business where older women are
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Original ‘Murphy Brown’ Cast Members Set To Return For Reboot Alongside Candice Bergen

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Fan favourite comedy series “Murphy Brown” is the latest TV show revival in the works. The sitcom’s original network, CBS, has ordered a 13-episode series order of the 1988 comedy. Fans of the show will likely be in for a familiar vibe as creator Diane English and star actress Candice Bergen are set to return for the reboot. Deadline also reported Monday
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‘Magnum Pi’ Reboot Pilot at CBS Casts Jay Hernandez in Lead Role

‘Magnum Pi’ Reboot Pilot at CBS Casts Jay Hernandez in Lead Role
The “Magnum P.I.” reboot pilot has cast Jay Hernandez as the titular private eye, Variety has learned.

Hernandez will play Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy Seal who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. Tom Selleck, who currently stars in the CBS drama “Blue Bloods,” played the role in the original series.

Hernandez’s recent film roles include the DC Entertainment film “Suicide Squad” and appearances in both entries in the “Bad Moms” comedy franchise. He has also appeared in films like “Friday Night Lights,” “Hostel,” and in the Netflix fantasy-action film “Bright.” On the television side, he has recently appeared in “Scandal,” “Nashville,” and “The Expanse.”

He is repped by ICM Partners, Alchemy Entertainment and Fuller Law.

Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer behind current CBS reboots of “Hawaii Five-o” and “MacGyver,” will serve as the writer and executive producer on the new version of “Magnum P.I.,” which
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'Magnum P.I.' Goes Undercover Again at CBS

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Magnum P.I.”The theme of this pilot season is nostalgia, and it’s in full swing at the networks as they start picking up ideas sprung from television of yore. CBS is heading back to the ’80s to give a well-known property, “Magnum P.I.,” its second chance at prime time. This announcement started a long string of classic show reboots popping up over at the Eye, with “Cagney & Lacey” and “Murphy Brown” also in the works at the network. “Magnum P.I.” has officially received its pilot order; the revamp will star a brand-new Thomas Magnum, a former Navy Seal, as he hunts down bad guys as a private investigator in Hawaii. It’s unknown if the original Magnum, Tom Selleck, will return in any capacity,
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Early Emmy spotlight: ‘One Day at a Time’ season 2 confirms it as one of the best multi-camera sitcoms of the 21st century

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Early Emmy spotlight: ‘One Day at a Time’ season 2 confirms it as one of the best multi-camera sitcoms of the 21st century
In the era of peak TV multi-camera sitcoms have largely fallen out of fashion. Shows like “Friends” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” filmed in front of a live studio audience have mostly given way to more cinematic-style single-camera network shows like “Modern Family” and “The Good Place” and cable comedies like “Veep” and “Atlanta.” Nostalgia is bringing some of those old classics back to the airwaves — like “Will and Grace,” “Roseanne” and “Murphy Brown” — but you don’t need to go back in time for an award-worthy multi-cam series. There’s a relatively new one on Netflix right now, “One Day at a Time,” whose second season premiered on January 26. It was mostly overlooked by the Emmys in 2017, but season two is even better, and voters have plenty of “Time” to get caught up before voting in a few months.

Okay, so “One Day at a Time” is also kind of a throwback.
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2019 Emmys comedy queens showdown: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) vs. Candice Bergen (‘Murphy Brown’)?

2019 Emmys comedy queens showdown: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) vs. Candice Bergen (‘Murphy Brown’)?
The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t even here yet, but you have every reason to be pumped for the 2019 ceremony because it could feature a battle royale between our two Emmy queens: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Candice Bergen.

Days after Matt Walsh confirmed that “Veep”’s seventh and final season won’t air until 2019 to accommodate Louis-Dreyfus’ breast cancer treatment, CBS announced Wednesday that Bergen will return for a 13-episode “Murphy Brown” revival next season. That means next year’s Best Comedy Actress race could pit five-time champ Bergen against seven-time champ — and six-time reigning champ — Louis-Dreyfus.

See Julia Louis-Dreyfus elected as this decade’s best Comedy Actress Emmy winner by you [Poll Results]

Bergen’s five trophies for “Murphy Brown” were tied with Mary Tyler Moore‘s haul — Moore’s were for two roles on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — for the most in the category
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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival With Candice Bergen Coming to CBS

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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival With Candice Bergen Coming to CBS
CBS has given a 13-episode order to a revival of “Murphy Brown” with original star Candice Bergen. Bergen will reprise her role as the titular broadcast journalist, bringing the character back to CBS 30 years after she first debuted it in 1988. The modern-day revival will see the show’s characters take on “a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.” Original series creator Diane English will serve as writer and executive producer on the show from Warner Bros. Television. Bergen will also executive produce. Also Read: CBS Orders Three Pilots From Female Executive Producer-Writers The...
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CBS Orders ‘Murphy Brown’ Revival With Candice Bergen

CBS has given a 13-episode order to a revival of the classic sitcom “Murphy Brown.” Original star Candice Bergen is set to reprise her role as the titular broadcast journalist. The multi-camera comedy will be part of CBS’ 2018-19 season and will see Bergen’s character returning to television news at a time of political and cultural upheaval.

The revival hails from Warner Bros. Television, which also produced the original series. Original series creator Diane English, represented by ICM, will serve as writer and executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions. Bergen will also exec produce.

The original “Murphy Brown” aired on CBS from 1988 to 1998. The series was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards and won 18; was nominated for 15 Golden Globe awards and won three; was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild awards; was nominated for five Directors Guild Awards and won two; and was nominated for four Writers Guild Awards and won two. Bergen won five
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Murphy Brown Revival Ordered at CBS; Candice Bergen Reprising Title Role

CBS is ready to make you feel like a natural woman all over again.*

The network has ordered a 13-episode revival of the classic sitcom Murphy Brown with star Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English returning to their respective roles.

Murphy Brown, which ran on the Eye Network from 1988 to 1998, starred Bergen as an investigative journalist working at the newsmagazine Fyi — a role that earned her five Emmys. Per CBS, “Murphy Brown returns [30 years later!] to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.”

After Murphy Brown’s final sign-off, Bergen went
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‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Set At CBS With Star Candice Bergen & Creator Diane English

‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Set At CBS With Star Candice Bergen & Creator Diane English
Another beloved comedy series is coming back for a new installment on its original network. CBS has given 13-episode series order to Murphy Brown, a revival of the 1988 sitcom with its creator Diane English and star Candice Bergen both set to return. Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original series, is the sole studio. Bergen will reprise her role as the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor at the FYI Network, as Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daryl Sabara

Daryl Sabara was born in Torrance, California, on June 14, 1992. He is an American actor who began his career as a child actor in 1992 when he played the role of Baby Brown in the television series ‘Murphy Brown’. He made his film debut when he provided the voice for Noburu in the 1999 film ‘My Neighbors the Yamadas’. He has since gone on to establish a successful career in both television and film. He is particularly well-known for his role in the ‘Spy Kids’ series of films in which he played Juni Cortez. Other movies for which he

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Daryl Sabara
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Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86

Emmy-Winning TV Director Peter Baldwin Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, who started as an actor and went on to become a prolific TV director throughout the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, died Nov. 19 in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 86.

Baldwin won a Primetime Emmy Award for directing “The Wonder Years” and a Cable Ace Award for “Dream On.”

Born in Winnetka, Ill., he was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout in his senior year at Stanford. He became one of Paramount’s “Golden Circle of Newcomers” and appeared in films including “Stalag 17,” “Little Boy Lost” and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

He served three years in the Navy and returned to Paramount, where he appeared in “The Tin Star” and “Teacher’s Pet” with Clark Gable and Doris Day.

After touring with Julie Harris in “The Warm Peninsula” play, Baldwin moved to Italy, where he appeared in films by Robert Rossellini, Dino Risi and Francesco Rosi. There he started
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86

Peter Baldwin, Actor and Emmy-Winning TV Director, Dies at 86
Peter Baldwin, an actor turned prolific Emmy-winning TV director with credits including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sanford and Son, Murphy Brown and The Wonder Years, has died. He was 86.

Baldwin died Sunday at his home in Pebble Beach, California, his son, Drew Baldwin, CEO of Tubefilter and creator and executive producer of the Streamy Awards, announced.

A former actor and contract player at Paramount Pictures, Baldwin cut his teeth behind the camera in Italy when he served as an assistant director under the legendary Vittorio De Sica on Woman Times Seven (1967)...
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scott Bryce

Scott Bryce is an actor who was born on January 6, 1958, in New York City. He is sometimes credited for his work as Scott M. Bryce and the ‘M’ stands for his middle name, Macalister. Bryce has had a successful career in both television and film, although he is most famous for his television performances. One of his earlier television roles was playing Rick Bonner in ‘The Facts of Life’ in 1988. He went on to play Nick Sterling in ‘2000 Malibu Road’ and Will Forrest in ‘Murphy Brown’. However, he is now probably best-known for playing the role

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scott Bryce
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Spotlight: Lily Tomlin's Charity Work

Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys and a recent nomination for her narration on “An Apology to Elephants”; a Tony for each of her one-woman Broadway shows, Appearing Nitely and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and two Peabody Awards. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to national prominence in December 1969 in the cast of the top-rated Laugh-In. Tomlin went on to co-write, with Jane Wagner, and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, NCIS, and the acclaimed FX series, Damages. She is also heard as the voice of the science teacher Ms.
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