Everything old is new again. "Murphy Brown" is the latest classic sitcom to get a revival.

CBS is bringing back the acclaimed comedy, which ran from 1988 for a decade, for 13 episodes. Series creator Diane English is returning, as will star Candice Bergen in her Emmy-winning role as the titular TV anchor.

The revival arrives on the 30th anniversary of the show's premiere. "Murphy Brown" mined comedy from political satire and storylines based on real headlines. Then-Vice President Dan Quayle famously made a reference to the show in a 1992 campaign appearance.

Murphy was a hard-charging, sharp-tongued journalist who should right into the current media landscape. As CBS describes, the show "returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate."

"Murphy Brown" follows in the footsteps of "Will & Grace," recently revived on NBC, and "Roseanne," returning to ABC in March.

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Murphy Brown
CBSTVPGNovember 14, 1988
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A high-profile reporter works to demonstrate ethics in an increasingly chaotic and divided political climate that has reshaped the journalistic landscape. Read More

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