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MURPHY BROWN
Air Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MB101) "Fake News"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

MULTIPLE EMMY AWARD WINNER CANDICE BERGEN IS BACK AS THE EPONYMOUS BROADCAST NEWS LEGEND IN THE REVIVAL OF THE GROUNDBREAKING COMEDY SERIES "MURPHY BROWN," PREMIERING THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Thirty Years Since the Critically Acclaimed, Multiple Award-Winning Show Premiered, and 20 Years Since It Concluded, This Revival Reunites Bergen with Multiple Emmy Award-Winning Series Creator/Executive Producer Diane English and Series Co-Stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud

Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani and Multiple Emmy Award Winner Tyne Daly Also Star

"Fake News" - Multiple Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen returns as the eponymous broadcast news legend in the revival of the groundbreaking comedy series MURPHY BROWN, which premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Back in the game after a brief retirement, and faced with a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

Thirty years since the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning show premiered, and 20 years since it concluded, this revival reunites Bergen, also an executive producer, with multiple Emmy Award-winning series creator/executive producer Diane English and original series co-stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. Jake McDorman, Nik Dodani and multiple Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly also star.

Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves with her biting take on current events on the CNC cable network's morning news program, "Murphy in the Morning," for which she recruits her "FYI" team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg. Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century. Murphy's millennial son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit and is following in her journalistic footsteps with his own new show as the liberal voice on the competing, conservative-leaning Wolf Network. The team still lets off steam at Phil's Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis.

During the show's original 10-year run on CBS, MURPHY BROWN received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins)
, 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins)
, three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins)
and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins)
. Bergen won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and English won three Emmy Awards and two WGA Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

REGULAR CAST:

Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood)
Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana)
Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg)
Jake McDorman (Avery Brown)
Nik Dodani (Pat Patel)
AND: Tyne Daly (Phyllis)

GUEST CAST:

Faith Sandberg (Mary Vernon)
Marja Harmon (Woman at Table)
Lynne Wintersteller (Mother)
Grace Narducci (Daughter)

WRITTEN BY: Diane English

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

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MURPHY BROWN (CBS)
Returns Thursday, September 27
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/14/88 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
11 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for MURPHY BROWN, the revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy's son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps - perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever. Diane English returns as executive producer with Candice Bergen for Bend in the Road Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. English created the series. Pamela Fryman will direct the pilot from a script by English.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown
· Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood
· Grant Shaud as Miles Silverberg
· Jake McDorman as Avery Brown
· Joe Regalbuto as Frank Fontana
· Nik Dodani as Pat Patel
· Tyne Daly as Phyllis
CREW INFORMATION:
· Candice Bergen as EP
· Diane English as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bend in the Road Productions
· Warner Bros. Television