'Murphy Brown' Is Returning, Two Decades After It Left The Air

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It was confirmed today by CBS that the network has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current day revival of the Network's classic comedy "Murphy Brown".

It goes without saying that the media and social landscapes have changed significantly since the show went off the air, and CBS indicated the series would tackle this "world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate" head-on.

Series creator Diane English is returning as well, serving as writer and executive producer.

The Warner Bros. produced series has gotten a straight to series order and will include Bergen reprising her role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Television revivals have certainly become a trend in recent months, with NBC's Will & Grace's revival, ABC's American Idol reboot as well as ABC's highly anticipated reboot of Roseanne.

Candice Bergen will reprise her role as the fictional investigative journalist, a role she portrayed from 1988-1998. CBS set a 2018-19 schedule for the new comedy, but we won't have a firm release date for a few weeks.

CBS' decision to bring back Murphy Brown comes at a time when the broadcast networks are finally following Netflix's lead by reviving popular old comedies.

No other casting has been announced yet. The iconic show received 18 Emmy wins - including five wins for Bergen alone - as well as three Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild awards. The series was also recognized as part of TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time".

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