'Murphy Brown' reboot pits character against conservative son's Fox News-like show

CBS Magnum PI

Just not in the same show. The network, which already has reboot versions of "Hawaii Five-O" and "MacGyver", unveiled a fall lineup that includes a revival of "Murphy Brown" and a 21st-century take on "Magnum P.I". "We're extremely hopeful", he told reporters. But they're not happy with their performance on Mondays, where the schedule is getting an overhaul that involves two new comedies, The Neighborhood and Happy Together, the new Magnum P.I. and the move of Bull from Tuesdays. "The Neighborhood" stars Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), and "Happy Together" features Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West.

The new comedies are "The Neighborhood", about a white family moving into a black neighborhood, and "Happy Together", which focuses on a pop star taking up residence in a young couple's spare room.

Candice Bergen's "Murphy Brown" struggled as a single mother at the FYI network in the early 90s, but in 2018 she will fight for ratings against a Fox News-like cable show starring her child.

On Tuesdays, Bull's former berth between NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans will be filled by Federal Bureau of Investigation, a new procedural from University of Pennsylvania grad Dick Wolf, who also has four shows on NBC this fall: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. Emmy victor Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") joins the cast as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil (played by the late Pat Corley in the original series). "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki.

SCORPION will not return
SCORPION will not return

Another new CBS fall drama, which will air 8-9 Sunday, is "God Friended Me".

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

Revivals have been a major theme of the upfront season and this comedy will return to CBS on Thursdays at 9:30pm Eastern Time as a part of CBS's top-rated comedy block with shows like "Young Sheldon", "Big Bang Theory" and "Mom".



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