Some familiar faces are headed to the Murphy Brown reboot.
In the original series, Ford portrayed Corky Sherwood, the former Miss America who replaced Murphy Brown during her sabbatical. Her perky personality and ignorance of world affairs rubbed her fellow journalists the wrong way but management kept her on after she was well-received by the audience.
Regalbuto played Brown's best friend and investigative reporter Frank Fontana. Due to heavy insecurity regarding his fame and personal relationships, Fontana spent much of the series in therapy and in early seasons was best known for wearing an obvious toupee at management's request.
Shaud portrayed Miles Silverberg, the neurotic young reporter who often found himself on the receiving end of Murphy's razor-sharp wit. Despite being brilliant in his own right, the overachiever proved to be pretty naive during his early days with FYI, the show's news magazine.
Ford, Regalbuto and Shaud might not be the only stars returning to the series. Deadline is also reporting that Charles Kimbrough, who played veteran anchor Jim Dial for all 10 seasons of the sitcom's original run, might also reprise his role as a guest star. However, the 81-year-old actor is said to be in poor health which puts a potential appearance in jeopardy.
Over the course of 10 seasons, Murphy Brown garnered 62 Emmy nominations with 18 wins. CBS has already committed to 13 episodes of the reboot, which will be set in the present day.
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