CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

The CBS fall schedule announced Wednesday features six new shows (if you count "Murphy Brown" as a newcomer): three dramas and three comedies.

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.

According to the capsule summary provided by CBS of the revival, Candice Bergen returns as the title character, Faith Ford is back as lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, Joe Regalbuto will once again play investigative journalist Frank Fontana and Grant Shaud will be back as producer Miles Silverberg.

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The two brand-new CBS comedies joining the Monday lineup are: "The Neighborhood", about the friendliest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moving his family to a Los Angeles neighborhood where opinionated next-door neighbor Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer) does not warm to his upbeat view of life; and "Happy Together", with Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as a happily married suburbanites Jack and Claire, who to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when an exuberant young pop star (Felix Mallard) moves in with them.

An "outspoken atheist" (Brandon Micheal Hall, "The Mayor") when he gets a social media friend request from God.

The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me.

A procedural from "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf and writer Craig Turk ("The Good Wife") set at the bureau's NY office.

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Shows that won't be returning include: 9JKL; Kevin Can Wait; Living Biblically; Me, Myself & I; Scorpion; Superior Donuts; Wisdom of the Crowd, and Zoo.

For more information about casting and midseason shows, here's a link to the CBS fall TV announcement.

CBS announced its fall schedule Wednesday morning, placing the revived sitcom the behind "Mom" at 9:30 on Thursdays.

Two other new dramas, The Code and The Red Line, and new comedy Fam will be held for midseason, along with returning shows Instinct, Elementary, Man with a Plan, and Life.

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