Saturday, 18 August, 2018

CBS's 'Murphy Brown' Revival to Take on 'Fox & Friends' vs. 'Morning Joe'

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Adrian Cunningham | 17 May, 2018, 04:38

Here's how CBS describes the project; the trailer follows below. The network, which already has reboot versions of "Hawaii Five-O" and "MacGyver", unveiled a fall lineup that includes a revival of "Murphy Brown" and a 21st-century take on "Magnum P.I".

Murphy Brown is back on CBS for new episodes starting in September 2018, and we see Murphy, Corky, Frank, and Miles return in a new "first look" video that is also full of clips from the classic show.

Murphy Brown will air Thursday night at 9:30 PM, behind what CBS calls "Prime Chuck block", the Chuck Lorre-produced The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom.

Bergen will also be joined on the revival by original stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud.

By the way, CBS is also bringing back "Magnum P.I." in the fall. Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator. But the Higgins keeping him in line now is named Juliet (played by Perdita Weeks). Original series stars Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have both agreed to be a part of the revival, which is going to be set many years following the original series.

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CBS held its annual pre-upfront breakfast for the press at its New York City headquarters ahead of its presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the former staff of the newsmagazine FYI is now running a morning show on cable, titled Murphy in the Morning.

The new comedies are "The Neighborhood", about a white family moving into a black neighborhood, and "Happy Together", which focuses on a pop star taking up residence in a young couple's spare room.

Other new programming showcased at the event included comedic offerings The Neighborhood and Happy Together, as well as dramatic offerings FBI, God Friended Me and The Code. Diane English returns as executive producer with Candice Bergen for Bend in the Road Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros.