Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Murphy Brown has a new gig

Murphy Brown has a new gig

"When you have a primetime lineup that won the season while competing against the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics on another network, you look to keep your core schedule mostly intact, while making strategic moves to help grow nights", said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment, said about the fall schedule.

The CBS enthusiasm for a "Murphy Brown" redux undoubtedly was fueled by the success of comedy revivals at ABC ("Roseanne") and NBC ("Will & Grace").

Instead, the network has added a handful of new comedies and dramas to its schedule and has revived Candice Bergen-starring sitcom Murphy Brown, which is headed to the schedule much earlier than originally anticipated.

Bergen will also be joined on the revival by original stars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud.

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By the way, CBS is also bringing back "Magnum P.I." in the fall.

Suicide Squad's Jay Hernandez will be taking over the role made famous by Tom Selleck in the Magnum P.I. reboot, which tells the story of a former Navy SEAL who uses his military training to become a private investigator.

The third new CBS fall drama is "FBI", which will air 9-10 Tuesday.

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

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A procedural from "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf and writer Craig Turk ("The Good Wife") set at the bureau's NY office. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt ("Gotham") created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall.

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

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

CBS also announced two dramas and a comedy on the bench for midseason.

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Returning shows, some of which will be on this summer and some that won't be back until midseason, include: The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Big Brother, Blue Bloods, Bull, Celebrity Big Brother, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, Instinct, Life in Pieces, MacGyver, Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Ransom, Salvation, SEAL Team, Survivor, S.W.AT., Undercover Boss, and Young Sheldon.

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