First it was ‘Will & Grace’, then came ‘Rosanne’. There’s talk of a ‘Mad About You” reboot and now… According to The New York Times, the CBS revival of 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown will echo the battle between cable-news morning talk-shows Fox & Friends and Morning Joe. The show’s title character, famously played by Candice Bergen, will host a morning show titled Murphy in the Morning, and will compete with her son Avery’s talk show airing on a conservative network (played by Jake McDorman).
According to the Times, CBS’ entertainment president said it would be fair to compare the show’s plot line to the battle between Fox News’ and MSNBC’s morning shows.
In the original series, which aired from 1988 until 1998, Murphy Brown was the star of a fictional news magazine program called FYI. The revival will air in the 2018-19 television season.
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