From left, the original cast of "Murphy Brown," Robert Pastorelli, Charles Kimbrough, Candice Bergen, Joe Regalbuto, Faith Ford and Grant Shoud (Photo by CBS).
LOS ANGELES – Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud Set to Return in Original Roles for ‘Murphy Brown’ Reboot
LOS ANGELES – Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood), Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana) and Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg) will reprise their original characters from the hit comedy when MURPHY BROWN returns to CBS for the 2018-2019 broadcast season.
As previously announced, CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a current-day revival of the Network’s classic comedy MURPHY BROWN from Warner Bros. Television.
Candice Bergen, who starred in the title role from 1988-1998, will reprise her role. As its 30th anniversary approaches, MURPHY BROWN returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.
Warner Bros. Television, producers of the original series, will produce the new multi-camera comedy with original creator Diane English serving as writer/executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions banner. Bergen will also be an executive producer.
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). Bergen won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
In 2010 TV Guide named Murphy Brown one of the “25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time.”