Murphy Brown (1988–2018)
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Fake News 

Murphy returns on air with her new liberally progressive cable news morning show to fight for honest reporting and stand against Trump and fake news. Her old colleagues join her, but her son Avery joins the rival, pro-Trump, Wolf Network.

Director:

Pamela Fryman

Writers:

Diane English (created by), Diane English | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Candice Bergen ... Murphy Brown
Faith Ford ... Corky Sherwood
Joe Regalbuto ... Frank Fontana
Grant Shaud ... Miles Silverberg
Jake McDorman ... Avery Brown
Nik Dodani ... Pat Patel
Tyne Daly ... Phyllis
Hillary Clinton ... Hilary Clendon (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Faith Sandberg ... Mary Vernon
Lynne Wintersteller ... Mother
Grace Narducci ... Daughter
Marja Harmon Marja Harmon ... Woman at Table
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Caesar ... Crying Lady
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Murphy returns on air with her new liberally progressive cable news morning show to fight for honest reporting and stand against Trump and fake news. Her old colleagues join her, but her son Avery joins the rival, pro-Trump, Wolf Network.

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russophobia | propaganda | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Murphey starts tweeting her son tells her to be careful what she tweets because shows have been canceled for less. It's a dig at the controversy over Rosannes tweet about Valerie Jerret that canceled the revival of Rosanne. See more »

Goofs

Murphy talks about the first, second and third Muslim bans in a scene set at the beginning of the Trump administration. The third ban was issued in September 2017, well into the administration. See more »

Quotes

Murphy Brown: I still haven't gotten the hang of retirement. People say, "Why don't you travel?" Well, I've been everywhere. "Take up gardening" - it would not be fair to the plants.
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Connections

References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Sympathy for the Devil
(uncredited)
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
[plays during the opening election montage sequence]
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5 October 2018 | by mattyrogers-18023See all my reviews

I didn't watch Murphy Brown when it originally aired but I did watch it in syndication though. So my favorite comments in the reviews are the "it's too political" lol I guess they've never seen the original. Although even if I hadn't seen the original Murphy Brown the fact that it's a show about a group of retired/unemployed reporters return to report the news in the current political climate, I'm pretty sure I'd expect the show to be fairly political. Oh well everyone's entitled to their opinion.

What I like was feeling that the returning actors characters lived the last however many years in a way that felt like a natural profession for each. I don't know why but I was most concerned for Faith Ford's Corkie but there was no need she was just as if expect her to be. Having Candice Bergin back on tv every week will be awesome. I've always adored her. Fingers crossed she makes a cameo on Will & Grace so Karen Walker can have a scene or 2 with her nemesis Candi Bergin.

What I didn't like: I didn't like that they're only representing the liberal perspective & no one there even attempted to share any opposing view except to show how dumb they are. Don't get me wrong people who don't believe in global warming despite the evidence to the contrary are indeed special. However it's less cruel if there are characters who can depict the target as something other than touched in the head. I appreciate shows that while clearly taking a side they do it in a way that doesn't alienate the view. Perhaps they in tend too & I do hope so. I was really hoping Avery was gonna be gay especially since he's now the host of his own show on the Wolfe network. That's one I don't see them changing since and child of Murphy Brown would never be ashamed to be himself.

So there's room for improvement but I'm gonna stick around and see where it goes.


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