'Murphy Brown' Revival To Take On Cable Morning Show Wars: More Details


The CBS network has unveiled the trailers for some of its shows for next season, including three comedies and two dramas that will be debuting in the fall.

CBS is going back in time this fall with the return of Murphy Brown and Magnum P.I.

When asked if it would be similar to the real-world battles between MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Kahl responded: "That's a pretty good characterization". Jay Hernandez plays the 2018 model of Thomas Magnum, the private investigator that "Blue Bloods" star Tom Selleck portrayed for CBS in the 1980s.

The hit series originally aired on November 1988 until 1998 with Candice Bergen as the star character, Murphy Brown. Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill co-star as Magnum's buddies.

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At this week's upfronts in New York, CBS revealed a few details about the upcoming "Murphy Brown" revival, which the network is hoping will catch fire like ABC's "Roseanne" update.

Starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West, "Happy Together" is a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them. It's set for 9 p.m. Tuesday in the fall. Executive producer Dick Wolf's new crime drama is set in NY and stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym and Connie Nielsen. Along with Bergren, several other members of the original FYI team are back to help Murphy take on current events in what has become a highly polarized nation.

Murphy's son, Avery (Jake McDorman), shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit and has followed in her journalistic footsteps, perhaps too closely.

On Sunday, after 60 Minutes, a new drama, God Friended Me, will star Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) as an atheist who accepts a friend request from a social-media account calling itself God, an act that leads to his helping people in need.