Murphy Brown Reboot Teases Fox News-esque Rival, ‘Enormously Famous’ Special Guest


Murphy Brown is coming back on the air and will feature some updates for the Trump era, including the inclusion of a Fox News-esque network and talk of #MeToo.

Brown, who will once again be played by Candice Bergen, will remain an outspoken liberal voice in the revival. However, her son Avery — all grown up — will have a job at a conservative network that Bergen has admitted is based on the real-life Fox News.

The plot twist was revealed Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday.

The Vulture reports:

Jake McDorman plays the grown-up Avery, who is now employed as the liberal voice of Wolf Network — a cable news outlet that Bergen made sure to say is the show’s version of Fox News. McDorman said that his character will be shaped by a life spent growing up around journalists — Faith Ford’s Corky, Joe Regalbuto’s Frank, and Grant Shaud’s Miles taught him about reporting and ethics — and by being the child of a celebrity.

Other updates include the fact the show will address the #Metoo movement.

Diane English, who created the show, said during the panel, “On behalf of everybody on our show, we take the allegation of sexual misconduct extremely seriously — so seriously that we actually developed an episode about the #MeToo movement many months ago and that will be our fourth episode.”

Murphy Brown, which will not shy away from current events, is slated to return to television in September and will open with an “enormously” famous guest in the first episode.

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