Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CBS Orders 13 Episodes of 'Murphy Brown' Revival Starring Candice Bergen

CBS has given a 13-episode series production commitment to a revival of its hit original comedy series Murphy Brown for the upcoming 2018-19 broadcast season.

Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will reprise her role. As its 30th anniversary approaches, Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.

Original series creator Diane English will serve as a writer and executive producer on the new season. Bergen will also executive produce. Warner Bros. Television and Bend in the Road Productions will produce.

During the show's original 10-season run on CBS, Murphy Brown received 62 Emmy nominates and won 18. Bergen won five Emmy Awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - second for most wins in that category behind only Julia Louis-Dreyfus.