As Les Moonves Allegations Engulf CBS, the Murphy Brown Revival Will Air a #MeToo Episode

The storyline was developed ‘many months’ before the recent New Yorker story

Murphy Brown episodes will air just three weeks after they are taped, to keep them topical. Robert Tractenberg/CBS

When Murphy Brown returns to CBS this fall after a 20-year hiatus, the series will be just as provocative as it was during its original run. In the revival’s first episode, “we really stick our heads in the lion’s mouth,” star Candice Bergen said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in L.A.

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