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‘Murphy Brown’ Reboot Adds Three Additional Original Cast Members

Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud All Set to Return

Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will reprise their original characters from 1988 to 1998 sitcom “Murphy Brown” when it returns for 13 new episodes next fall on CBS. Warner Bros. Television, producers of the original series, will produce the new multi-camera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.

During the show’s original run on CBS, “Muprhy 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.

CBS will not announce its fall 2018 primetime line-up until the second week of May. But common logic could point to a return to the Monday 9 p.m. ET half-hour.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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    • i plan on binge watching the original version before the new season premieres next TV season how was it?

      • I always liked Candice Bergen so I gave the show a look and liked it. Since there were no DVR, On Demand, network web-sites in those days, I probably did not see ail the episodes….but I did enjoy the ones I watched. It is worth a binge watch.