Series Featuring One of the ’25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time’ Returns to TV

Jan 24, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A TV series that had a wildly successful run its first time around will be back for a second go-round. CBS announced plans to bring back “Murphy Brown,” with Candice Bergen reprising her starring role.

Bergen’s character was named one of the “25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time” by TV Guide in 2010. The show aired from 1988-1998, chalking up 18 Emmys including two for Outstanding Comedy Series and five for Bergen for Lead Actress.

CBS gave a 13-episode order to what it calls a “current-day revival” of the show for the 2018-2019 TV season. The project, from Warner Bros. Television, was announced by Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment.

The announcement notes that Warner Bros. Television, which also produced the original series, will produce the new multicamera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer and executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.


  1. Going for the senior crowd. No one under 35 remembers the show.

  2. CBS desperately hoping for relevance.

  3. Oh, the fodder for this show is so widespread, I’m surprised more “journalism based” shows haven’t been announced. A new “West Wing” is needed, too!

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