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Murphy Brown Is the Latest Sitcom Revival

Candice Bergen will be back, but who else will be?

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Tim Surette

What's old is new again seems to be television's current mantra as comedy reboots are hot, hot, hot!

Roseanne is returning to ABC soon, Will & Grace is paying off for NBC with solid ratings, One Day at a Timeis a critically acclaimed gem for Netflix, and joining them soon will be Murphy Brown.

CBS has announced that the Candice Bergen multi-camera sitcom, which ran from 1988 to 1998 on CBS, has been given a 13-episode series production commitment, which is a fancy way of saying that it will almost certainly get a series pickup.

Bergen will return in the title role, a sharp-tongued investigative journalism and former alcoholic. The original series also featured Charles Kimbrough, Faith Ford, Pat Corley (who passed away in 2006), Robert Pastorelli (who passed away in 2004), Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud. There are no further details about whether or not the rest of the cast will rejoin the reboot. CBS did say that the revival would see Murphy Brown "return to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate."

Murphy Brown received 62 Emmy nominations during its decade-long run, with 18 wins.

Charles Kimbrough, Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Robert Pastorelli, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud; Murphy Brown

Charles Kimbrough, Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Robert Pastorelli, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud; Murphy Brown

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