CBS’s reboot of “Murphy Brown” just added three members of the original “FYI” team to the cast, with Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud set to reprise their roles when the series returns to the network.
As previously announced, Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will also reprise her role. The new show, which has a 13-episode series production commitment, is due in the 2018-2019 broadcast season. It will be a current-day revival of the format.
“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,” CBS said in an announcement released today. The multicamera comedy will be produced by Warner Bros. Television, with original creator Diane English on board as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.
“During the show’s original 10-year run on CBS, ‘Murphy Brown’ received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild Awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins),” CBS noted. “Bergen won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.”
Bergen’s character was named by TV Guide as one of the “25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time” in 2010.