Murphy Brown

Four years after trying to revive Murphy Brown as a platform to chime in on the heated 2008 Clinton/Obama/McCain presidential campaign, the sitcom's creator, Diane English, is again talking to CBS and Warner Bros. about a series of political-commentary specials with Candice Bergen back in character as the tough-talking TV journalist.

"I'd love to have the show back on during this election year," Diane told me at the TV Land Awards, where the series received the Impact Award. "We're having a little conversation with CBS about a few episodes, and I think it's possible. Candice knows about it, and we're going to talk to her more in July once she wraps her Broadway play ['The Best Man.']"

Maybe Murphy could get the current crop of candidates to focus on the issues that really matter. Remember how she put Dan Quayle in his place? 

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