Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

When executives were asked if the setup was supposed to mirror the MSNBC/Fox News Morning Joe vs. Fox & Friends rivalry, they confirmed that was a fitting comparison.

Five news shows will debut on CBS this fall and two shows will feature comedy stars.

According to the capsule summary provided by CBS of the revival, Candice Bergen returns as the title character, Faith Ford is back as lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, Joe Regalbuto will once again play investigative journalist Frank Fontana and Grant Shaud will be back as producer Miles Silverberg.

CBS will also feature a modern take on a old classic as Magnum P.I. debuts this fall at 9pm Eastern Time on Monday nights.

Suicide Squad's Jay Hernandez will be taking over the role made famous by Tom Selleck in the Magnum P.I. reboot, which tells the story of a former Navy SEAL who uses his military training to become a private investigator. The original series with Daly and Sharon Gless aired its final episodes in (you guessed it) 1988 - indeed, 30 years ago this month.

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CBS has a remake ("Magnum P.I."), a revival ("Murphy Brown") and four new shows on its schedule for fall 2018.

On Tuesdays, Bull's former berth between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans will be filled by Federal Bureau of Investigation, a new procedural from University of Pennsylvania grad Dick Wolf, who also has four shows on NBC this fall: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.

Shows that won't be returning include: 9JKL; Kevin Can Wait; Living Biblically; Me, Myself & I; Scorpion; Superior Donuts; Wisdom of the Crowd, and Zoo.

Although not yet officially canceled, "Code Black" or "Ransom" were not mentioned in the CBS plans for the fall or midseason. "The Red Line", a drama about three Chicago families, stars Noah Wyle.

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