“Murphy Brown” Revival Gets Series Order at CBS with Star Candace Bergen


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Network classic has received a series commitment for 13 episodes from CBS. The revival hails from Warner Bros. Television.

The series centers around Brown, played by Candace Bergen who will reprise her role, an ambitious star reporter at a magazine series. The revival brings Brown back to the newsroom to a world of cable news, social media, fake news, and a very different political and cultural climate.

Original series producers will return for the updated multi-camera along with original creator Diane English serving as writer and executive through her Bend in the Road Productions. Burgen will also executive produce.

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 a Golden Globe Award.

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