A show that CBS openly admits is “fake news” will be a part of the network’s prime-time lineup this fall — and its return after 20 years is being celebrated by the network. CBS announced the premiere of the “Murphy Brown” reboot with a press release contrasting the news environment of 20 years ago with that of today.
“Back in the game after a brief retirement, and faced with a world of 24-hour cable, social media, ‘fake news’ and a vastly different political climate, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever,” the announcement says.
As previously announced, the revival features multiple Emmy winner Candice Bergen in the lead role, along with many of the show’s original cast members and series creator and executive producer Diane English. The premiere is set for Thursday, Sept. 27.
Click here to read the full announcement — including a hint about how the show will portray the rival “Wolf Network.”