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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Candice Bergen jokingly hopes Vice President Mike Pence comments on Murphy Brown
Bergen wouldn't mind having a repeat of the 1992 kerfuffle in which then-Vice President Dan Quayle made a jab about her character being a single mom. ALSO: Murphy Brown may revive the running joke of having famous secretaries.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Candice Bergen take shots at Trump at CBS' upfronts
Bergen explained why there's no footage of the Murphy Brown revival, saying: “We wanted to stay really topical, so we didn’t shoot a pilot because if we did we’d already be several news cycles and Stormys out of date." Meanwhile, Colbert used CBS shows to mock the Trump administration and Fox News. “To former members of the Trump administration looking for jobs at CBS …a word of warning to Steve Bannon, The Amazing Race is not about what you think it is," he said. “CBS has a great lineup of game shows — Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right — by the way, those two sentences were the entire conversation between Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels.” Colbert also said that with the Murphy Brown and Magnum P.I. revivals, "CBS is on its way to being the number one network in 2018 and in 1988."
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Candice Bergen: We're rebooting Murphy Brown as a "counterweight" to the Trump presidency
Before the 2016 election, Bergen recalls that she and Murphy Brown creator Diane English both said, "Eh, we did it. Why do it again?" But she tells E! News that Trump's victory changed their minds. "We sort of thought that it might be nice to have a counterweight to this administration," she said, adding: "We just thought the country might be in need of another fact-based voice."
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
See the Murphy Brown cast back together for the CBS revival
"MURPHY BROWN...together again," Candice Bergen captioned her Instagram photo. "Coming to your neighborhood TV in the fall. Just in time..."
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Murphy Brown casts Jake McDorman as Murphy's "millennial journalist" son
The 31-year-old Greek and Limitless alum will play a “millennial journalist who is following in his mother’s footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit.” The CBS revival has also cast actor Nik Dodani as Pat, the director of social media for the news show whose job is bring Murphy and her colleagues up to speed with technology.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Why isn't Murphy Brown available for streaming?
Blame ownership issues and music rights, which have delayed the streaming and DVD release of other classic TV shows.
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 1:57PM EST
Murphy Brown revival adds three original cast members
Faith Ford, Grant Shaud and Joe Regalbuto will reprise their respective roles as Corky Sherwood, Miles Silverberg and Frank Fontana, joining Candice Bergen on CBS' revival of the Diane English classic sitcom. Charles Kimbrough has also apparently been approached to reprise his role as anchorman Jim Dial, but according to Deadline, the 81 year-old actor is not well enough to return full-time (he may appear as a guest-star). Kimbrough is one of four original cast members -- alongside Bergen, Ford and Regalbuto -- to appear on each of the show's ten earlier seasons.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Murphy Brown was filmed in Los Angeles, but its revival will shoot in New York City
While the CBS comedy originally filmed at Warner Bros. in Burbank, Candice Bergen says she convinced the production to film in New York. "We start shooting July," she says. 'Only 13 episodes. A whole season’s too much. And they agreed to film in New York. My life’s here. My husband’s here. We’ll work in Queens. Kaufman Studios in Astoria."
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Why was Murphy Brown able to last a decade?
The CBS sitcom’s 10-season run from 1988 to 1998 was thanks to its ensemble, its politics, its guest-stars and, most importantly, its ability to stay relevant.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
CBS is reviving Murphy Brown with Candice Bergen and creator Diane English
The classic CBS sitcom, which premiered 30 years ago and departed 20 years ago, has been given a 13-episode revival order. Deadline reports that “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.” Other original cast members haven't been confirmed for the revival, though talks are happening. Murphy Brown aired from November 1988 to May 1998 with 247 episodes, winning 18 Emmys, including two for best comedy.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
Candice Bergen recalls going on a blind date with Donald Trump when they were teenagers
“He was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he was,” the former Murphy Brown star, who is one month older than the president, tells Harry Connick Jr. “And I was in college, and it’s where he was going to be going to college. … It was like a blind date. He called me in the dorm, and I was bored.”