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'Murphy Brown' Revival: Could CBS Bring Back Hit Comedy?

Posted: 04/30/2012 9:41 am

Murpy Brown Revival
"Murphy Brown" returning to TV?

Coming soon to CBS: "Murphy Brown"? Series creator Diane English told TV Guide Magazine she is in talks with CBS, Warner Bros. and Candice Bergen about bringing the character back to TV in time to take on the 2012 presidential election.

"We're having a little conversation with CBS about a few episodes, and I think it's possible," English told TV Guide on the red carpet of the 2012 TV Land Awards. English and the series were honored at the awards show with the Impact Award and the cast reunited on to stage to accept the accolade.

At the TV Land Awards, Series co-star Faith Ford had the same idea, when asked what the "Murphy Brown" cast would be doing now. "They'd be doing the same things of course, but it would actually be more fun now because of all the great political stuff with this election coming up," Ford said. "They'd be all up into that."

English has previously told the press she'd bring "Murphy Brown" back if Sarah Palin ran for president. “If Sarah Palin runs,” English said, according to The Bay Citizen, “I'm going to ask CBS to bring us back."

Candice Bergen, who won five Emmys for her performance as the show's title character, is currently starring in the Broadway production of "The Best Man." She wraps in July and English told TV Guide that's when the more serious "Murphy Brown" revival talks could begin.

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