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February 08, 2019

First trailer of 'Murphy Brown' revival released

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The television series Murphy Brown will return to the small screen after nearly 30 years. The original cast will reprise their roles in the series revival.

The show's official Twitter account shared a short video clip of fictional character Murphy Brown explaining that she left news network FYI a few years ago.

However, she didn't "know what to do with" herself but the presidential election forced her to return to broadcasting and the changing world of news and the media.

"So we had to do something, get the old gang together and take on this crazy new world of alternative facts and fake news. It's our civic duty. And Besides, you missed us."

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Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, Twitter/Murphy Brown, May 17, 2018. 

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The series first premiered in 1988 and introduced the world to Murphy Brown, the investigative journalist and news anchor portrayed by award-winning actress Candice Bergen.

Her colleagues included Murphy's best friend, investigative reporter Frank Fontana, as well as news anchor Jim Dial, portrayed by Joe Regalbuto and Charles Kimbrough respectively. 

The sitcom was pushed to the forefront in 1992 when then-Vice President Dan Quayle made disparaging remarks about the show's intention of showcasing Murphy as a single mother.

Show executives responded by using the footage of his speech in an episode titled You Say Potatoe, I say Potato by 'celebrating the diversity of the modern American Family.'

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The show ran for ten seasons before being canceled in the late 1990's. Among its long list of nominations and trophies, Murphy Brown won 3 Golden Globes and 6 Primetime Emmy Awards.

As reported by Pop Culture, some of the new faces include Jake McDorman in the role of Murphy's son, and Tyne Daly as Phyllis, manager of her late brother's bar. 

The 11th season will premier in September on CBS and is scheduled to air Thursday evenings at 9:30 pm Eastern Time. 

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