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.
Out of the 26 scripted CBS TV shows of the 2018-19 season, Murphy Brown is in 14th place in the demo and 14th place in total viewership.
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?
Networks constantly lack the ability to promote shows, especially reboots. It was gone before I could tune in. Hope I catch streaming episodes.
Love Murphy Brown. Soooo disappointed cancelled.
what a mistake!!!!
So sad to see the smartest show on tv go. Please reconsider!
I love Murphy Brown! then and now. I am very sad that it was cancelled. It was a very intelligent series in a world of insipid reality shows, this was something worth viewing. People do not watch tv to make them think any more.
I loved when it came back on, I hate that it was canceled.
I was a fan of Murphy Brown years ago and I thought this one was very funny too! Nice to have her back even though it wasn’t given a chance. Good casting for the new characters too.
Candace still has great comedic timing. I hate starting shows only to have them yanked so soon. Netflix may be the only way to go
Please reconsider renewing Murphy Brown! I discovered it late after the season started, and it became my favorite show. Love the little wheelie doggie, too!
I loved watching Murphy Brown. It made me laugh and cry. There are not many shows out here that are worth watching but I did look forward to seeing this show
One of the highlights of the season. I laughed every week. Please reconsider and bring it back.
Please, please don’t cancel Murphy Brown,!it was one of the few shows that brought laughs and wit back to TV.
I am very upset This was the only comedy I watched