Murphy Brown Is Returning to TV

Candice Bergen will reprise role in 13-episode revival
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2018 2:48 AM CST
Murphy Brown Is Returning to TV
In this Nov. 1, 2017 photo, actress Candice Bergen attends the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

CBS has taken a look at what's happening in America today and made a decision: It's time for Murphy Brown to come out of retirement. The network says Candice Bergen will be reprising her role as the no-nonsense newswoman in the 2018/19 season for a 13-episode revival of Murphy Brown, a sitcom that originally ran on CBS from 1988 to 1998, Variety reports. The series, known for its political satire, won 18 Emmys during its original run. Deadline reports that discussions about a Murphy Brown revival started around the time of President Trump's inauguration a year ago, with creator Diane English brainstorming ideas with Bergen and some of the show's former writers. (Roseanne is also returning to TV.)

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