Some big stars are coming to CBS. This week, the network announced Bette Midler, Brook Shields, and more will guest star on Murphy Brown.
The sitcom revival centers on the return of Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), who decides to forsake retirement for a new CNC morning show, Murphy in the Morning. The cast also includes Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly.
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BURBANK, Calif. (October 18, 2018) – Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Tony(R) Award winner Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!; Beaches; First Wives Club), Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan, Jane The Virgin, Law & Order SVU), Emmy(R) and Tony(R) Award winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Librarians) Emmy(R) Award winning news anchor Katie Couric, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are all set to guest star in upcoming episodes of the revival of the CBS/Warner Bros. Television comedy Murphy Brown during its first season. The series airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.
· Bette Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy’s former secretary. Though now Caprice has a surprising new connection to Murphy, making her, if possible, even more entitled and unbearable. Midler will appear in the Thursday, November 8, episode.
· Brooke Shields will play the role of Holly Mackin Lynne, a woman who has been in a coma for years and finally wakes up. One of Corky’s (Faith Ford) good friends from her beauty pageant days, Holly’s ordeal was dubbed The Sleeping Beauty Case 10 years ago, but was never resolved. Shields will appear in the Thursday, November 15, episode.
· John Larroquette plays Judge Nate Campbell, a kindred spirit to Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen). Larroquette will appear in the Thursday, November 8, episode.
· Katie Couric will re-appear on Murphy Brown as herself. Last viewers saw her in 1992, she was attending Murphy’s baby shower. In the Thursday, November 8, episode, Couric will be seen hosting a Lifetime Achievement event and running into her old friends, Murphy (Bergen) and Corky (Ford).
· Peter Gallagher will play the role of a conservative right-wing news anchor John Haggerty for the WOLF Network, covering an election with Avery Brown (Jake McDorman). He is also a notorious manspreader. He will appear in the Thursday, November 1, episode.”
What do you think? Are you watching the Murphy Brown revival? Do you want another season?