The CBS reboot of “Murphy Brown” will feature a new challenge for the famous sitcom character — her conservative son.
Candice Bergen’s “Murphy Brown” struggled as a single mother at the FYI network in the early 90s, but in 2018 she will fight for ratings against a Fox News-like cable show starring her child. Aiding her in the ratings war will be long-time characters “Corky” (Faith Ford), “Frank” (Joe Regalbuto), and “Miles Silverberg” (Grant Shaud).
Executives confirmed an MSNBC/Fox News-type rivalry when asked by Entertainment Weekly.
“We fully expect a lot of people are going to come to [Murphy Brown],” CBS entertainment president Kelly Kahl said Wednesday. “We felt … this could be a great piece to make this block the strongest on TV.”
CBS has ordered 13 episodes of the comedy.
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