Candice Bergen is Returning to CBS’ Rebooted MURPHY BROWN
BY Jennifer Griffin
Published 5 years ago
We may no longer have The Newsroom, but 30 years after the airing of its final episode, CBS has given a green light to 13 new episodes of Murphy Brown, the multiple emmy winning sitcom based on the adventures of a hard as nails investigative journalist and TV news anchor for the fictional CBS news series FYI.
Series creator Diane English and star Candice Bergen are both set to return, with talks underway for more cast members to sign up to the reboot.
English will serves as writer and executive producer, with Bergen also executive producing.
Murphy Brown aired on CBS from November 14, 1988, to May 18, 1998, and ran for a total of 247 episodes. The series garnered multiple nominations over the course of its run including 62 Emmy awards (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe awards (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, 4 TCA awards (with two wins), 5 Directors Guild of America awards (with two wins) and 4 Writers Guild of America awards (with two wins).
Over the course of its ten year run Murphy Brown tackled a range of social and political subjects, and saw its lead character recover from alcoholism, have a baby, beat cancer, and even score an interview with God in the series finale.
The revival will tackle 21st century issues such as social media, fake news and a new political and cultural climate.
Murphy Brown will join the ranks of famous comedy revivals such as Roseanne on ABC and Will and Grace on NBC.