While it’s not necessarily surprising to find out that yet another reboot is in the works — everything from Mad About You to She-Ra is getting the revival treatment lately — we’re pretty excited about this one: Murphy Brown is coming back to TV!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has ordered 13 brand-new episodes of the show, which will air during the 2018-19 season. And to answer your biggest question: YES! Per THR, Candice Bergen is set to reprise her role as the no-holds-barred journalist, whom she played from 1988 to 1998.
Back in the day, the show was adored for its endless laughs and timely story lines — as well as the fact that the lead character was a smart, single woman (and eventually single mother) who tackled everything that came her way with a boldness and wit that won over millions of fans. It’s no wonder that it’s been tapped for new life.
And the show, which also starred Charles Kimbrough as veteran anchor Jim Dial, Joe Regalbuto as investigative reporter Frank Fontana, Faith Ford as younger journalist Corky Sherwood, and Grant Shaud as the always-stressed executive producer Miles Silverberg, wasn’t just beloved by fans. It received 18 Emmys and three Golden Globes during its decade-long run.
If the reaction on Twitter is any indication, fans are thrilled by the news of Murphy’s return.
Some are loving the nostalgia aspect.
Others are struck by the modern need for such a reboot.
And some feel it’s time to rewatch the original.
Finally, there are those who are just happy to be able to unleash the ultimate GIFs.
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