Some familiar faces are returning to CBS. Today, the network announced Faith Ford, Grant Shaud, and Joe Regalbuto have joined the upcoming Murphy Brown revivial.
As reported earlier, CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a Murphy Brown reboot. The sitcom originally premiered in 1988 and starred 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.
On CBS’ Murphy Brown revival, Ford, Shaud, and Regalbuto will reprise their roles as Corky Sherwood, Miles Silverberg, and Frank Fontana, respectively. Also, according to Deadline, Charles Kimbrough has been approached to reprise his role as anchor Jim Dial.
CBS‘ Murphy Brown revival is slated to premiere during the 2018-2019 season.
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Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will reprise their original characters from the hit comedy when MURPHY BROWN returns to CBS for the 2018-2019 broadcast season.
As previously announced, CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current-day revival of the Network’s classic comedy MURPHY BROWN from Warner Bros. Television.
Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will reprise her role. As its 30th anniversary approaches, MURPHY BROWN returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.
Warner Bros. Television, producers of the original series, will produce the new multi-camera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.
During the show’s original 10-year run on CBS, MURPHY BROWN received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins). Bergen won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
In 2010 TV Guide named Murphy Brown one of the “25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Murphy Brown? Will you watch the revival?