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Cast of 'Murphy Brown'

  • Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown
  • Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood
  • Joe Regalbuto as Frank Fontana
  • Grant Shaud as Miles Silverberg
  • Jake McDorman as Avery
  • Tyne Daly as Phyllis
  • Nik Dodani as Pat Patel

Murphy Brown

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 Frank and Corky -- are often at one another's throats, even though they care about one another. The comedy series tackles some serious topics, including Murphy being a single mother and being treated for breast cancer. As 24-hour cable news, social media and an increasingly chaotic and divided political climate change the journalistic landscape, Murphy and her team rise to the challenge, working to draw the line between good television and honest reporting.

Premiere:
Nov 14, 1988
Original Network:
CBS
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All Upcoming Times for Murphy Brown

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No Episode Title

(First Aired: Nov. 14, 1988)
A high-profile reporter works to demonstrate ethics in an increasingly chaotic and divided political climate that has reshaped the journalistic landscape.
  • Wed 8/15
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Rumble in the Alley

S07, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 9, 1995)
Peter fixes Frank up on a date with one of his ex-girlfriends, and Murphy is shocked to hear about their history together.
  • Thu 8/16
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Requiem for a Crew Guy

S07, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1995)
When the staff mourns the death of a crew member, Murphy (Candice Bergen) won't admit that she didn't know him.
  • Fri 8/17
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Hoarse Play

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1991)
Murphy (Candice Bergen) loses her voice as she prepares to crash a presidential press conference. With Grant Shaud and Joe Regalbuto.
  • Sat 8/18
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

I Want My MTV-Jay

S07, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1995)
Murphy is the only one who seems to like network President Stan Lansing's choice for the new addition to ``FYI.''.
  • Mon 8/20
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Specific Overtures

S07, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 6, 1995)
Murphy (Candice Bergen) takes matters into her own hands when Corky (Faith Ford) is sexually harassed by an executive (guest star Dan Castellaneta).
  • Tue 8/21
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

A Rat's Tale

S07, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1995)
When a rat terrorizes the gang at FYI, Murphy (Candice Bergen) decides to catch it herself during a live show. Guest star: John Ratzenberger.
  • Wed 8/22
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

It's Miller Time

S07, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1995)
While Miles (Grant Shaud) is temporarily assigned to another show, the gang fights for control of ``FYI.'' With Candice Bergen, Faith Ford.
  • Thu 8/23
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

McGovern: Unclothed

S07, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1995)
Jealousy reigns when McGovern (Paula Korologos) is asked to be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. With Candice Bergen, Faith Ford.
  • Fri 8/24
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Terror on the 17th Floor

S03, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1991)
``F.Y.I.'' faces personnel cutbacks when the network is bought by a large corporation. Guest star: Nancy Youngblut. With Candice Bergen and Grant Shaud.
  • Sat 8/25
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

On Another Plane

S03, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1991)
As their plane is about to crash, Murphy and Frank experience poignant memories and disturbing images of their own funerals.
  • Sun 8/26
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Nov. 14, 1988)
A high-profile reporter works to demonstrate ethics in an increasingly chaotic and divided political climate that has reshaped the journalistic landscape.
  • Mon 8/27
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2
  • Tue 8/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2