CBS Orders "Murphy Brown" Revival Starring Candice Bergen

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Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original series, is the sole studio.

CBS is bringing back Murphy Brown, ordering 13 new episodes of the classic comedy. CBS added that the show "returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate".

During the show's original 10-year run on CBS, Murphy Brown received 62 Emmy nominations (with 18 wins), 15 Golden Globe nominations (with three wins), three Screen Actors Guild awards, five Directors Guild nominations (with two wins) and four Writers Guild nominations (with two wins). CBS announced on Wednesday that Murphy Brown, its 1988-98 TV newsroom sitcom, was making its return to prime time.

The final season of "Murphy Brown" aired in 1998. I hear talks are underway with other original cast members to return.

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"Murphy Brown" joins a line of beloved TV shows to be given a second life, a list that includes "Will and Grace", "Roseanne" and "Full House". CBS set a 2018-19 schedule for the new comedy, but we won't have a firm release date for a few weeks.

Murphy Brown was created by Diane English (Ink, Double Rush) and she'll return for the new episodes as writer and executive producer. Candice Bergen, center, with Grant Shaud, left, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough and Joe Regalbuto. That library is nearly sure to land somewhere in the run-up to its TV return - and the price tag on those 247 episodes should prove to be a lucrative side effect of this revival.

During its original run, Bergen won five Emmys for Lead Actress, setting a record that was only recently broken by Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep.

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