[Ed. – Sounds hilarious.]
The revival of Murphy Brown is going after the cable news wars.
CBS executives revealed to reporters Wednesday morning that the return of the politically minded 1990s-era comedy series will have a new setting.
In the original, Candice Bergen’s Brown anchored a primetime news magazine.
This time, she’s going to be hosting a show called Murphy in the Morning.
Her biggest competitor will be her own son (played by Limitless actor Jake McDorman)— who’s hosting his own conservative morning news show.
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.
“We fully expect a lot of people are going to come to [Murphy Brown],” said CBS entertainment president Kelly Kahl. “We felt… this could be a great piece to make this block the strongest on TV.”