Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Murphy Brown revival to take on Fox & Friends

Murphy Brown revival to take on Fox & Friends

But they're not happy with their performance on Mondays, where the schedule is getting an overhaul that involves two new comedies, The Neighborhood and Happy Together, the new Magnum P.I. and the move of Bull from Tuesdays.

Murphy Brown will go into CBS' comedy block on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.

It will also come with an unexpected twist: instead of running a newsmagazine, as she did in the original series, Candice Bergen's title heroine will now anchor a morning news show-and her son, Avery, will be her top competitor-at a conservative network. Emmy victor Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") joins the cast as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil (played by the late Pat Corley in the original series). Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator.

The revival of Murphy Brown is going after the cable news wars. Starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West, this show features a happily married couple in their 30s who attempt to connect with their younger, cooler selves.

Another new CBS fall drama, which will air 8-9 Sunday, is "God Friended Me".

SCORPION will not return
SCORPION will not return

The third new CBS fall drama is "FBI", which will air 9-10 Tuesday. "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki. The show is being produced by Emmy Award victor Dick Wolf and the team behind the "Law & Order" franchise. The humorous drama is led by Brandon Michael Hall and his character Miles Finer is an outspoken atheist whose life gets completely flipped upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God.

Although not yet officially canceled, "Code Black" or "Ransom" were not mentioned in the CBS plans for the fall or midseason.

For midseason, CBS announced three series.

THURSDAY: 8-8:30, "The Big Bang Theory"; 8:30-9, "Young Sheldon"; 9-9:30, "Mom"; 9:30-10, "Murphy Brown"; 10-11, "S.W.A.T".

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