"Murphy Brown" reboot to tackle "alternative facts and fake news"

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

The Thursday timeslot puts Murphy Brown, featuring Candice Bergen returning to the title role, after Mom and a full hour after The Big Bang Theory airs.

Thomas Magnum will be on CBS this fall, and so will Tom Selleck.

Someone in the room noted the similarity between the morning rivalry between Morning Joe and Fox & Friends, and CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl called that a "good comparison".

CBS will also feature a modern take on a old classic as Magnum P.I. debuts this fall at 9pm Eastern Time on Monday nights.

Despite the success that ABC has seen with its revival of "Roseanne", CBS isn't getting too far ahead of itself in predicting world-beating success for the return of "Murphy Brown".

And, no surprise here, just about all of them are right in the CBS wheelhouse. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt ("Gotham") created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall.

Candice Bergen on CBS'
Candice Bergen on CBS"The Talk in 2014. Credit CBS Broadcasting Inc

SEAL Team, starring Philadelphia's David Boreanaz, will be again following Survivor this fall on Wednesdays, and while it appears to have survived easily, this season's two other military-themed network shows, NBC's The Brave, which starred Warminster's Mike Vogel, and the CW's Valor, have been canceled.

The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me. Bergen also serves as an executive producer.

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC.

For midseason, CBS announced three series.

To make way for these newcomers, CBS dumped such veterans shows as "Scorpion" (with former Clevelander Robert Patrick) and "Kevin Can Wait". "The Red Line", a drama about three Chicago families, stars Noah Wyle.

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