Murphy Brown Creator Diane English on Donald Trump, Les Moonves and Reviving Her Show

‘There’s no reason to come back if you’re going to do the same exact show the same way’

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Twenty years after it signed off, CBS is bringing Murphy Brown back tonight, and hopes it will become the latest successful revival. In the new iteration, Candice Bergen’s TV journalist and her team have moved from their 60 Minutes-esque news magazine, FYI, to the morning show for a 24-hour cable news network. Meanwhile, Murphy’s now-adult son, Avery, works for a rival cable news channel, which is patterned after Fox News.

Ahead of tonight’s premiere, creator Diane English spoke with Adweek about bringing the show back after two decades, dangling “red meat” for Donald Trump and the recent exit of CBS Corp.



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