What’s in store for the new Murphy Brown? New details have emerged about the upcoming CBS TV show reboot, Deadline reports.
As reported earlier, CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a Murphy Brown reboot. The sitcom originally premiered in 1988 and starred Candice Bergen as the titular Murphy Brown, a recovering alcoholic and investigative journalist who returns to host the fictional TV news program, FYI. The cast also included Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Charles Kimbrough, and Lily Tomlin. The show ran on CBS for 10 seasons before ending in 1998.
During a recent CBS upfront presentation, the network revealed the Murphy Brown revival will see Murphy (Bergen) hosting a morning cable news show in the same vein as Fox & Friends and Morning Joe.
CBS’ Murphy Brown reboot is set to debut this fall. Read more details from Deadline below:
Murphy is now anchoring a cable morning show, Murphy In the Morning, with her old team, lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), investigative journalist Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) and producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud). Murphy’s grownup son, Avery (Jake McDorman), who shares his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps, is on a rival cable morning show that airs against Murphy In the Morning.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Murphy Brown? Will you watch the reboot?