Candice Bergen to play Murphy Brown again on TV

25 January, 2018, 02:36 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Murphy Brown revival happening at CBS; Candice Bergen returning

Candice Bergen has signed on to reprise her iconic broadcast journalist character in a 13-episode revival of Murphy Brown.

"Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate", CBS said in a statement.

English serves as writer/executive producer of the CBS revival through her Bend in the Road Productions banner, with Bergen also executive producing.

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The Warner Bros. produced series has gotten a straight to series order and will include Bergen reprising her role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Murphy Brown is going live again!

It joins revivals of numerous other vintage shows - including Roseanne, Will & Grace, Twin Peaks and The X-Files - to get the green light in recent years from executives eager to foist attention-grabbing names in front of an increasingly distracted audience. During its ten-year run, Murphy Brown targeted real politicians, perhaps most famously when then vice president Dan Quayle targeted the show in a speech about "family values".

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The original series also starred Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Charles Kimbrough, Robert Pastorelli, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud and Lily Tomlin in later seasons.

The multi-camera half-hour comedy earned 62 Emmy nominations during its initial 10 year run on CBS. CBS announced on Wednesday that Murphy Brown, its 1988-98 TV newsroom sitcom, was making its return to prime time. Bergen won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series a record five times.

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