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80's Sitcom 'Murphy Brown' Is Coming Back To American TV

Date February 1, 2018 13:25

Murphy Brown is a sitcom, produced by CBS, which aired on American television from November 1988 to May 1998. In its 10-year run, a total of 247 episodes were aired.

The show made use of satire and found most of the inspiration for stories in current events. Music was inspired by Motown, and the opening credits featured classic hits from the collective. Unlike most other shows at the time, Murphy Brown did not have a fixed theme song. Each week, a different Motown song introduced the show.

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And now, the show is coming back to TV. USA Today confirmed that CBS has ordered 13 new episodes of Murphy Brown. The series is scheduled to air in the 2018-2019 season.

Candice Bergen was Murphy Brown

You may recognize Candice for her role as Shirley Schmidt in Boston Legal. Well before that, she was a fashion model for Vogue magazine. She also appeared on Broadway in 1984’s Hurlyburly.

Candice Bergen played the title character in this 1980s sitcom. She was a recovering alcoholic who was keen on returning to her old life at FYI newsmagazine. Murphy was a tough-as-nails lady who was never shy about working with the boys. She represented the fierce all-American woman, breaking stereotypes and offering a new definition of the gender.

The cast and crew of Murphy Brown gathered in 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hit TV show. In this photograph, Candice poses with fellow co-stars from the series.

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The event was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Here, the cast was photographed on stage at the 2012 TV Land Awards. They were honored for their contribution to television. The TV Lan Award applauds TV shows that made a considerable impact but are no longer running.

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In 1989, Candice won an Emmy for the Best Actress-Comedy Series. Here, she is pictured holding the award and her golden slippers offstage.

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Candice won in the category of TV Moment That Became Headline News in 2007. The scene involved a showdown with American politician and lawyer Dan Quayle who appeared on the show as himself.

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Reboot

Murphy Brown is joining the list of reboots to hit television and so far, the reception has been very warm. The series will be joining Will & Grace on NBC, The X-Files on Fox, and Roseanne, which will return to ABC on March 27.

Diane English, who was the series creator, lead writer, and also executive producer, is returning to take charge of the new show.

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And the best part is, Candice will be reprising her role as Murphy Brown. The original show bagged 18 Emmys during its run, and Candice took five of the awards. If this is anything to go by, it is likely that this 80s show will make a stunning comeback.

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