Tyne Daly will join the cast of the upcoming reboot of “Murphy Brown” on CBS as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil from the original series who has taken over the bar and is a friend and confidant to Murphy and the gang.
As previously announced, CBS has given a 13-episode series production commitment to a current-day revival of the network’s classic comedy from Warner Bros. Television. As its 30th anniversary approaches, “Murphy Brown” returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.
The original cast members Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud will reprise their roles, and Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani will join the cast.
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.