CBS's 'Murphy Brown' Revival to Take on 'Fox & Friends' vs. 'Morning Joe'

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Meanwhile, Candace Bergen will be returning to the titular role in Murphy Brown 20 years after the series ended its 10-year, Emmy-winning run.

The network is adding remakes of 1980s series "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum, P.I." to a line-up that already includes blasts-from-the-past "Hawaii Five-0" and "MacGyver".

A change that "Magnum" fans should watch for: The private detective has a goatee, not the trademark moustache of original star Tom Selleck. Stephen Hill plays TC.

CBS has unveiled its fall schedule for fall 2018. The original series with Daly and Sharon Gless aired its final episodes in (you guessed it) 1988 - indeed, 30 years ago this month.

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.

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And, no surprise here, just about all of them are right in the CBS wheelhouse. FBI, set in the bureau's NY office, stars Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue), Zeeko Zaki (Valor), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order), and Ebonée Noel (Still Star-Crossed). And that last one is actually exactly what it sounds like - an atheist accepts a friend request from God on Facebook and begins unintentionally helping others in need because of it. CBS explained it has similarities to Touched by an Angel, but in a more contemporary setting.

Another new CBS fall drama, which will air 8-9 Sunday, is "God Friended Me". The network also canceled "Scorpion" and Kevin James' "Kevin Can Wait".

CBS' Thursday night schedule next fall could be subtitled "Must-See Buffalo TV Night".

THURSDAY: 8-8:30, "The Big Bang Theory"; 8:30-9, "Young Sheldon"; 9-9:30, "Mom"; 9:30-10, "Murphy Brown"; 10-11, "S.W.A.T".

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., "NCIS;" 9 p.m., "FBI;" 10 p.m., "NCIS: New Orleans". The dramas are: "The Red Line", starring Noah Wyle and following three vastly different Chicago families whose lives intersect after the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white cop; and "The Code", with Mira Sorvino having top billing in a drama about the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division.

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