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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 Jim, Frank and Corky -- are often at one another's throats, even though they care about one another. Eldin, Murphy's house painter and confident, never seems to finish his painting contract at Murphy's house (before leaving the show). The comedy series tackles some serious topics, including Murphy being a single mother and being treated for breast cancer.

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

Episode Air Date Channel

Mama Said

S01, E15  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1989)
Murphy's overbearing mother (Colleen Dewhurst) visits.

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

S02, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1990)
Sober for the first time on New Year's, Murphy enlivens Corky's party.

Subpoena Envy

S02, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1990)
Murphy goes to jail to protect a source.

I Want My FYI

S02, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1990)
Miles asks the staff to be role models for young reporters.

Frankly Speaking

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1990)
Frank meets the woman of his dreams (Eve Gordon).

Murphy Brown School of Broadcasting

S02, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1990)
Murphy's mentor opens a journalism school using her name.

Moscow on the Potomac

S01, E16  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1989)
``F.Y.I.'' prepares a joint broadcast with a Soviet news team.

My Dinner With Einstein

S01, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1989)
Murphy dates a physicist (Buck Henry) to prove looks aren't everything.

Heart of Gold

S02, E20  (First Aired: Feb. 26, 1990)
Murphy's affair with Jerry Gold shocks all.

On the Road Again

S02, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 5, 1990)
On a publicity jaunt, Murphy and Jim are snowbound in Kansas.

But First a Word From Our Sponsor

S02, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1990)
An angry viewer urges advertisers to boycott F.Y.I.

Frank's Appendectomy

S02, E23  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 1990)
A series of practical jokes gets out of control.

Funnies Girl

S01, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 10, 1989)
An on-camera gaffe makes Murphy the butt of a cartoonist's jokes.