- The Washington Times
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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.

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“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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