Murphy Brown

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1988
Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour... read more
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Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for Murphy Brown, the revival of the ground-breaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy decides to return to the airwaves and recruits her FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg. Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century. Murphy's millennial son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit, and is following in her journalistic footsteps—perhaps too closely. The team still lets off steam at Phil's Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever.

Original Release

11/14/1988 on CBS

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Cast

Candice Bergen Murphy Brown
Joe Regalbuto Frank Fontana
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood
Charles Kimbrough Jim Dial
Grant Shaud Miles Silverberg
Pat Corley Phil
Robert Pastorelli Eldin Bernecky
John Hostetter John
Terri Keefer Bullpen Reporter
Lily Tomlin Kay Carter-Shepley
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Fake News Thursday, 27 September 2018
2 Gasoline Drum Thursday, 04 October 2018
3 #MurphyToo Thursday, 11 October 2018
4 Three Shirts to the Wind Thursday, 18 October 2018
5 The Girl Who Cried About Wolf Thursday, 25 October 2018
6 Results May Vary Thursday, 01 November 2018
7 A Lifetime of Achievement Thursday, 08 November 2018
8 The Coma and the Oxford Comma Thursday, 15 November 2018
9 Thanksgiving and Taking Thursday, 22 November 2018
10 Beat the Press Thursday, 29 November 2018
11 The Wheels on the Dog Go Round and Round Thursday, 06 December 2018
12 AWOL Thursday, 13 December 2018
13 Happy New Year Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Directors

Peter Bonerz, Barnet Kellman, Lee Shallat Chemel, Joe Regalbuto, Steve Zuckerman, Alan Rafkin, Peter Baldwin, Pamela Fryman, Don Scardino, Michael Lembeck, Eric Schotz, John Rich, Ned E. Davis

Writers

Steven Peterman, Gary Dontzig, Diane English, Eric Peterkofsky, Tom Palmer, Norm Gunzenhauser, Bill Diamond, Tom Seeley, Korby Siamis, Rob Bragin, Michael Saltzman, Gina Ippolito, Skander Halim, Sy Dukane, Denise Moss, Peter Tolan, Russ Woody, Michael Patrick King, Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia, Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline, Adam Belanoff, Daphne Pollon, Nell Scovell, Marc Flanagan, Lee Aronsohn, Jhoni Marchinko, Janis Hirsch, Bill Kunstler, Kathryn Baker, Bill Masters, Eric Schotz, Hayes Jackson, Scott Kaufer, Greg Czech, Alana Sanko, Craig Hoffman, Bill Paolantonio, John Bowman, Bob Stevens, Marsha Myers, Elaine Pope, David Sacks, Sarah Dunn, Eugene B. Stein, Laura Krafft, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Ellen Svaco, Molly Newman, Bill Barol, Douglas Wyman, Deborah Markoe-Klein, Ron Fassler, Mike Chessler, Sam Austin, Lisa Albert, Dinah Kirgo, Billy Riback, Chris Alberghini, Colleen Taber, Adam Balsam, Joshua Krawitz, Diane Burroughs, Barbara Wallace, Thomas R. Wolfe, Lisa Chernin, Anne Beatts, Joey Gutierrez, Adolphus Spriggs, Kirk Savell, Chris R. Westphal, Ron Lux, Marilyn Anderson

Creators

Diane English

Cast

Candice Bergen Murphy Brown
Joe Regalbuto Frank Fontana
Faith Ford Corky Sherwood
Charles Kimbrough Jim Dial
Grant Shaud Miles Silverberg
Pat Corley Phil
Robert Pastorelli Eldin Bernecky
John Hostetter John
Terri Keefer Bullpen Reporter
Lily Tomlin Kay Carter-Shepley
Ritch Brinkley Carl Wishnitski
Charlotte Price Jeanine
Garry Marshall Stan Lansing
Christopher Rich Miller Redfield
Peter Chew Bobby
Ernest-Frank Taylor Marv
Scott Bakula Peter Hunt
Tyne Daly Phyllis
Nik Dodani Pat Patel
Jake McDorman Avery Brown

Producers

John Bowman Executive Producer
Candice Bergen Executive Producer
Bill Diamond Executive Producer
Michael Saltzman Executive Producer
Norm Gunzenhauser Executive Producer
Tom Seeley Executive Producer
Diane English Executive Producer
Joel Shukovsky Executive Producer
Gary Dontzig Executive Producer
Steven Peterman Executive Producer
Rob Bragin Executive Producer
Korby Siamis Executive Producer
Elaine Pope Executive Producer
Janis Hirsch Executive Producer
Marc Flanagan Executive Producer
Tom Palmer Executive Producer
David Sacks Executive Producer
Eric Schotz Executive Producer
Korby Siamis Producer
Deborah Smith Producer
DeAnn Heline Producer
Eileen Heisler Producer
Ned E. Davis Producer
Todd Stites Producer
Bob Jeffords Producer
Tom Palmer Producer
Rob Bragin Producer
Michael Saltzman Producer
Peter Tolan Producer
Bill Diamond Producer
Joshua Sternin Producer
Jennifer Ventimilia Producer
Gary Dontzig Producer
Steven Peterman Producer
Daphne Pollon Producer
Nell Scovell Producer
Jhoni Marchinko Producer
Bill Masters Producer
Bob Stevens Producer
Barnet Kellman Producer
Brenda Teague Producer
Russ Woody Producer
Adam Belanoff Producer
Douglas Wyman Producer
Frank Pace Producer
Michael Patrick King Producer
Tom Seeley Producer
Norm Gunzenhauser Producer
Laura Krafft Producer
Marc Flanagan Producer
Greg Czech Producer
Bill Paolantonio Producer

Editors

Tucker Wiard, Jerry Davis, Robert Souders

2019 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1998 Emmy Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series Nominated
1998 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1996 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production Nominated
1995 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Won
1994 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Won
1994 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Won
1994 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production Nominated
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