Murphy Brown Returns to CBS

By Chris Ariens 

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One of America’s favorite (fake) TV news reporters, Murphy Brown, is returning to CBS.

Candice Bergen, who played the wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners investigative TV reporter for the fictitious FYI, will return in the title role as part of CBS’s 2018-2019 TV season. The show has gotten a 13-episode order.

The original Murphy Brown ran on CBS from 1988-1998. CBS says Murphy Brown “returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.”

During its 10-year run the show won 18 Emmys, three Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild awards.

In 2009, the cast reunited on CBS’s The Early Show where real newsman Harry Smith revealed that CBS had originally wanted Heather Locklear for the role of Murphy Brown.