'Murphy Brown' Revival To Take On Cable Morning Show Wars: More Details

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The CBS enthusiasm for a "Murphy Brown" redux undoubtedly was fueled by the success of comedy revivals at ABC ("Roseanne") and NBC ("Will & Grace").

CBS execs told reporters on Wednesday that it will finish the season strong enough to hold on to the title of America's most-watched network, edging past NBC, which had surged ahead with the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. The video shows what the "FYI" gang has been up to since we last saw them in the late '90s, including Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud), and Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto).

When asked if it would be similar to the real-world battles between MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Kahl responded: "That's a pretty good characterization". "This new programming has inspired stories from CBS' iconic past; unique concepts from both new creative voices and established hit-makers; big stars and fresh on-screen talent; and programming that is inclusive, both in front of and behind the camera".


"Murphy Brown" returns to CBS this fall.

The series originally aired on CBS for 10 seasons, from 1988-1998. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt ("Gotham") created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall. Executive producer Dick Wolf's new crime drama is set in NY and stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym and Connie Nielsen.

- "God Friended Me", which stars Brandon Micheal Hall as an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him, joining an online journalist (Violett Beane), in investigating God's friend suggestions.


"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC.

Although not yet officially canceled, "Code Black" or "Ransom" were not mentioned in the CBS plans for the fall or midseason.

Murphy Brown is coming back to TV, taking aim at the current state of journalism and the importance of the free press in America today.


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