Murphy Brown Revival
Two episodes in…But Is It Worth the Watch?
In the age of reboots and remakes where some lofty endeavors fail to reconnect with their target audience, Murphy Brown is a show that gets it right. As fun, quirky, and brilliant as the original series, Candice Bergen and cast make their mark on prime-time television yet again, this time for a modern crowd in a much more troubling time.
In the first two episodes of the series, Bergen’s Murphy Brown and the rest of the cast—Frank (Joe Regalbuto), Corky (Faith Ford), Miles (Grant Shaud), and newcomers Pat (Nik Dodani) and Avery (Jack McDorman)—tackle everything from “fake news” and Trump as President to Hillary Clinton, competing broadcasts, the White House Press Room, truth and lies, the lack of appropriate security, and the age of social media.
Funny, witty, and pertinent to the modern age, Murphy Brown is a welcome and timely addition to CBS’s fall lineup. And if you didn’t happen to catch the first two episodes, don’t worry. More episodes are coming and you can catch them all on CBS on Thursdays at 8:30 PM CST.
About MURPHY BROWN
Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for MURPHY BROWN, the revival of the ground-breaking 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 decides to return to the airwaves and 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 – perhaps too closely. The team still lets off steam at Phil’s Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis. 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.