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Murphy Brown

Series Summary
Murphy Brown is the star reporter of "FYI," a newsmagazine series. Murphy is sarcastic, ambitious, often self-involved and bossy -- but she is also dedicated and ethical. She and her co-workers -- including Jim, Frank and Corky -- are often at one another's throats, even though they care about one another. Eldin, Murphy's house painter and confident, never seems to finish his painting contract at Murphy's house (before leaving the show). The comedy series tackles some serious topics, including Murphy being a single mother and being treated for breast cancer.

Air Dates: 1988 - 1998

Genres: Sitcom

Network: CBS

  • Season 10, Ep. 20 : Dial and Substance May 4, 1998

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    Airport security arrests Jim for carrying the marijuana he bought for Murphy.

  • Season 10, Ep. 15 : Then and Now Jan 28, 1998

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    An FYI retrospective prompts Murphy to visit her childhood home in Philadelphia.

  • Season 10, Ep. 13 : Turpis Capillis Annus (Bad Hair Day) Jan 14, 1998

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    Murphy gets a wig and attends a support group.

  • Season 10, Ep. 12 : The Last Temptation of Murphy Jan 7, 1998

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    Murphy sponsors a breast-cancer benefit with the help of a disgraced Wall Street insider.

  • Season 10, Ep. 9 : Tempus Fugit Nov 24, 1997

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    The network offers Murphy a less-than-satisfactory contract.

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  • There's lots to love about the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown," even though Candice Bergen works too hard at grabbing her share. ... This sitcom sparkles with acerbic intelligence, though its fascination with the real TV world occasionally gets out of hand. [28 Nov 1988] show more

  • The supporting cast... is strong. And the star is wonderful. ... There's a nice urban, smart-alecky tone to ''Murphy Brown.'' Now it's up to the scriptwriters. show more

  • "Murphy Brown" doesn't exactly sizzle in its debut. ... It is a show you'd like to see again, however, which is more than you can say for much of the TV genre it caricatures. show more

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