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Murphy Brown: Candice Bergen Hopes Mike Pence Will Comment on the Revival

Can we expect another kerfuffle with the current VP?

Lindsay MacDonald

Will Vice President Mike Pence be watching the new Murphy Brown revival? Candice Bergen sure hopes so.

These days, Hollywood and the Republican party seem to be at war on each and every front, but it's bizarrely comforting to remember that these two groups have always been at odds. Exhibit A: The Murphy Brown kerfuffle of 1992.

During Murphy Brown's original run, then Vice President Dan Quayle made a jab at the show in a campaign speech, saying the show's decision to have its titular character, Murphy Brown, have a child out of wedlock, was "mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another 'lifestyle choice.'"

The uproar from the left was predictably swift and not very subtle.

Now that a similarly conservative-leaning man holds the seat of Vice President, TV Guide was curious whether the cast is waiting for more commentary from the current administration; especially considering the show plans to take on modern media and real headlines.

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"[I'm] hoping so much for a comment," Candice Bergen joked when asked whether the cast anticipates Mike Pence to weigh in on the show. "But I think they'll be as restrained as they can be..."

"I think that they will probably say things," Faith Ford added, "And I think that certainly Murphy's character will be ready for it."

And viewers won't have to wait long to hear it. The show is running an a shortened production schedule of three weeks from taping to air, meaning Murphy Brown can respond to real-world events in less than a month.

Murphy Brown will air Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS this fall.

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Grant Schaud, Joe Regalbuto, Candice Bergen, Charles Kimbrough and Faith Ford, Murphy Brown​

Grant Schaud, Joe Regalbuto, Candice Bergen, Charles Kimbrough and Faith Ford, Murphy Brown

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