Breaking news! The popular 1990s comedy Murphy Brown is returning to CBS for a revival series starring the show's original lady: Candice Bergen.
Murphy Brown Is Back!
Millions of viewers tuned in to CBS in the 1990s to see the adventures of investigative journalist Murphy Brown (Bergen). Brown, who worked for the fictional television news magazine FYI, was one of her generation's outspoken voices as she fearlessly tackled the headlines and even engaged in heavy conversations regarding current events.
The Murphy Brown creative team talked about breast cancer, OJ Simpson's high-profile murder trial, and single parents. The single parent's storyline came after then-Vice President Dan Quayle spoke out against the show after Bergen's character gave birth to her daughter and decided to raise her on her own.
Memorable Murphy Brown Moments
Throughout Murphy Brown's 10 seasons, the CBS sitcom had created memorable moments that made its audience laugh. Many fans can never forget the time that Brown sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" with Aretha Franklin when the future New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival headliner visited the show.
Other memorable moments included Brown fighting with Olivia Newton-John on who would conduct a world-renowned symphony for a day, and the late John F. Kennedy, Jr. paying a surprise visit to Brown.
Murphy Brown's Achievements
During the show's original run, Murphy Brown earned 18 Emmy Awards, including five acting awards for Bergen. TV Guide also named Brown one of its 25 Greatest TV Characters of All-Time.
The Revival Update
Murphy Brown is not the only 1990s show returning for an encore.
Freeform has ordered a pilot from Party of Five creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The network has asked them to bring a new twist to the fan-favorite FOX family drama that will introduce five Mexican-American orphans whose parents were taken from them by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley announced that they were bringing back Sister, Sister. The show's matriarch, Jackée Harry, is also expected to join the twins for the revival. The twins have not revealed which network it would air on.
Meanwhile, actress Kiernan Shipka will step into Sabrina Spellman's shoes as the CW ordered the series as a spin-off to Riverdale. However, fans should know that Shipka's Sabrina will not be the same teenage witch that made Melissa Joan Hart a household name. In fact, Hart herself revealed that the new series will be darker than her 1990s sitcom.
The Murphy Brown revival is scheduled to start airing during the 2018-19 television season.