Thursday, 25 January 2018

Murphy Brown is coming back to TV! (video)


The much loved Murphy Brown comedy, which ran for ten years from 1988-1998, is coming back to TV with CBS signing up for a 13 episode series.

The show became popular as often the politics of the day and the show would overlap, the most famous incident being the vice president at the time Dan Quayle who gave a speech criticising the show for depicting a single mother without a father, as Murphy played in the role. That incident is in the video below, and Murphy's little reaction to it on the show was priceless. It hasn't aged at all, and looking back at that video now it was very forward thinking and would have been appt to play in the recent postal survey on gay marriage here in Australia.
Another beloved comedy series is coming back for a new installment on its original network. CBS has given a 13-episode series order to Murphy Brown, a revival of the 1988 sitcom with its creator Diane English and star Candice Bergen both set to return. Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original series, is the sole studio. 

 Bergen will reprise her role as the famous investigative journalist and TV anchor at the FYI network, as Murphy Brown returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate. I hear talks are underway with other original cast members to return. 

The multi-camera revival will come on the 30th anniversary of the original series. Murphy Brown aired on CBS for 10 seasons, from 1988-98, with English leaving after Season 4. The show was known for its political satire and for reflecting current events, regularly weaving in real-life political headlines. It famously was referenced by Vice President Dan Quayle in a speech during the 1992 presidential campaign. Deadline