Murphy Brown is coming again to TV, taking purpose on the present state of journalism and the significance of the free press in America at this time.
In this first-look teaser for the upcoming revival season, we get reintroduced to the beloved solid of reporters, anchors and personalities that after made up the investigative TV information collection FYI, throughout Murphy Brown‘s unique run.
“I left FYI a number of years in the past,” star Candice Bergen says, in character as Murphy Brown, earlier than explaining how she’d grow to be upset in the route TV journalism had gone over the past decade.
“The problem was, I didn’t know what to do with myself,” she continued. “And then, we had an election.”
Clearly, the present political local weather beneath President Donald Trump’s administration will play an enormous function in the revival collection — a lot in the best way Trump influenced each the Roseanne and Will & Grace revivals over the previous couple of months.
Faith Ford, as Corky Sherwood, is launched carrying a protest signal with an illustration of Trump’s notorious coiffure beneath the phrases “We shall overcomb.”
“I left FYI as a result of the community requested me to anchor their morning present, Wake Up America!” Sherwood defined. “It was all going fine, until the weather girl took a couple of weeks off for ‘foot surgery.’ She came back to the show with double-Ds! When she stood next to the weather map, we couldn’t see Oregon. The next thing you know, she’s in and I’m out.”
The promo additionally offers us a have a look at the eventual fates of FYI govt producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud), and intrepid investigative reporter Frank Fontane (Joe Regalbuto) — and introduces Tyne Daily as Phyllis, the sister of the unique collection’ bar proprietor Phil (performed by the late Pat Corley) — earlier than introducing the over-arching idea behind this revival.
“We had to do something and get the old gang together to take on this crazy new world of alternative facts and fake news. It’s our civic duty,” Brown stated, revealing that she and her fellow FYI reporters have began a brand new journalistic endeavor. “And besides, you missed us. You know you did.”
Murphy Brown, which aired for 10 seasons, is lastly returning 20 years after airing their closing episode, and the solid of the long-lasting sitcom reunited on Wednesday as they ready to current their hotly anticipated revival at CBS’ Upfront presentation in New York City.
ET’s Leanna Aguilera spoke with the celebrities on the purple carpet at Carnegie Hall, who dished on why they felt the time was proper to deliver again the celebrated collection.
“[Creator] Diane English and I’ve been discussing it for a short while and instantly this 12 months and this previous election 12 months, we thought, ‘There’s simply a lot to say and repair,'” Bergen defined.
“News is collected very differently than it used to be and we thought that our show should be a fact-based news source which has become sort of out of fashion,” the 72-year-old Book Club actress continued. “So, we’re going to bring it back into fashion. And Murphy is a real journalist — tried and true — so I think she deserves to be back.”
In January, CBS ordered 13 episodes of the revival, which is ready to premiere in fall.
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