CBS Snags More OGs For ‘Murphy Brown’ Revival

Candice Bergen isn’t the only one returning to her sitcom roots. A month after CBS announced the Murphy Brown revival, more original cast members have signed on.

Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud will reprise their roles of perky Corky Sherwood, Frank Fontana and Miles Silverberg respectively. Among the remaining OGs, Charles Kimbrough who played Jim Dial hasn’t signed on yet. Robert Pastorelli and Pat Corley passed away in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

After Murphy Brown, Ford starred in the ABC sitcom, Hope & Faith with Kelly Ripa. Meanwhile, Regalbuto appeared in several shows including Criminal Minds, NCIS and Southland. Lastly, Shaud’s credits include Pushing Daisies and Younger.

The 13-episode revival is scheduled to premiere during the 2018-2019 television season. According to the press release, the show “will return to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.”

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) during the show’s original 10-year run from 1988 to 1998. Bergen, herself, won five Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the investigative journalist and TV anchor. At one point, Bergen was so tired of winning she decided to take herself out of the running.

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