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.
The season of “Murphy Brown” will include 13 episodes, and it will premiere in the fall on Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m., after “Mom.” According to programming vice president Thom Sherman, the story line will have the returning characters working for a morning cable news show called “Murphy in the Morning.” (During the show’s first run, from 1988-98, they worked for a primetime news magazine called “FYI.”)
But there is a twist, of course: Murphy’s son, Avery (played by Jake McDorman from “Limitless”) works on a rival — and conservative — morning show. It sounds very Fox News versus MSNBC.
By the way, CBS is also bringing back “Magnum P.I.” in the fall. Jay Hernandez will take over the starring role from Tom Selleck. Will he take over the mustache, too?Matthew Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.