Murphy Brown

"Murphy Brown": 20 years later, it's alive and well


For weeks, CBS has had a barrage of ads, reminding us how good the original "Murphy Brown" was. Now the new one is ready to debut Thursday (Sept. 27); here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

In the TV world,
we've found, dead isn't dead and done isn't done.

So it seemed logical
when a TV executive suggested that Diane English revive “Murphy
Brown,” 20 years after the show ended.

It's the brand new -- and sort of old -- TV season


Hey, television is a moving target these days. On Sunday (Sept. 9), I sent my six-part season-preview package to papers and put the sories here. (Scroll down for the others.) The next day, I had to update it, to reflect Les Moonves' departure from CBS. Here's the new version, which also includes some other improvements.

New (sorta) CBS has "Magnum" and "Murphy"


Now the big-four have set their fall line-ups. This morning (Wednesday), CBS announced its schedule; here's the story I sent to papers.If you scroll down, you'll find the previous one on ABC and a combined one on Fox an d NBC.

 

By Mike Hughes

The new CBS this
fall will look a lot like the older ones.