It’s farewell to Murphy Brown, for a second time. The revival of the long-running CBS sitcom from the 1990’s has been been cancelled. There won’t be a 12th season — unless there’s another revival some day in the future.
Murphy Brown stars original cast members Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, and Joe Regalbuto, alongside Nik Dodani, Jake McDorman, Adan Rocha, and Tyne Daly. Amidst daily attacks on the press, Murphy Brown (Bergen) decides to forsake retirement for a new CNC morning show, Murphy in the Morning. She reunites the old FYI gang, Corky Sherwood (Ford), Frank Fontana (Regalbuto), and Miles Silverberg (Shaud) for her new endeavor, as well as social media director Pat Patel (Dodani). She’s determined to prioritize solid reporting over sensationalism. The team members still decompress at Phil’s bar, which is now run by his sister, Phyllis (Daly), with help from college student, Miguel (Rocha), a “Dreamer” from Mexico. Meanwhile, Murphy’s son, Avery (McDorman), is all grown up and following (perhaps, a bit too closely) in mom’s footsteps.
The 11th season of Murphy Brown averaged a 0.83 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.07 million viewers.
What do you think? Did you enjoy the Murphy Brown TV show on CBS? Are you sorry that it’s been cancelled? Would you have watched a 12th season?