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The 'Murphy Brown' reboot to be the anti-'Roseanne,' full of liberal laughs
Yahoo News ^ | May 17, 2018 | Ken Tucker

Posted on 05/18/2018 1:52:42 PM PDT by ethom

I don’t know whether the Murphy Brown reboot planned for fall will be funny, but I do know it’s going to be political. At Tuesday’s CBS “upfront” — the annual unveiling of new fall shows for the networks to sell to advertisers — Candice Bergen was on hand to introduce a peek at the first new season of Murphy Brown since the show went off the air in 1998 after 10 seasons. Bergen, looking impish and energetic at age 72, said that “we wanted to stay really topical, so we didn’t shoot a pilot because if we did we’d already be several news cycles and Stormys out of date.”

I wonder if Bergen and the network really comprehend the potential resistance they’re going to face with this new Murphy Brown. The network they’re satirizing — Fox News — is going to be out there full-force, stirring up animosity among their viewers for this liberal sitcom. This will be especially true if the network and its audience believe that Roseanne has been muzzled for its conservative views.

It’s not as though Murphy Brown has never been political before this, of course. That son she’ll soon be competing against is the same born-out-of-wedlock child that inspired real-life criticism from Vice President Dan Quayle back in 1992. Bergen — whose movie career is still active with the comedy Book Club opening this weekend — isn’t shying away from the Fox News comparisons: “Cable news is populated with all kinds, like the Hannitys of the world and actual journalists too,” she said. The new Murphy Brown will have a combination of old and new cast members, including Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud from the original cast. CBS has ordered 13 episodes for a fall premiere.

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1 posted on 05/18/2018 1:52:42 PM PDT by ethom
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I love it when the left throws money at problems it can’t win.


2 posted on 05/18/2018 1:53:42 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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I love it when the left throws money at problems it can’t win.


3 posted on 05/18/2018 1:53:42 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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The 'Murphy Brown' reboot to be the anti-'Roseanne,'

The libs already have the anti-Roseanne show(s). They're known as the anti-Trump shows, aka: SNL, and CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/NBC.
4 posted on 05/18/2018 1:57:03 PM PDT by adorno
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...“we wanted to stay really topical, so we didn’t shoot a pilot because if we did we’d already be several news cycles and Stormys out of date. imprisoned in Gitmo for terrorism.

Fixed that. Much funnier.

5 posted on 05/18/2018 1:57:28 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: ethom

Gone by October.


6 posted on 05/18/2018 1:57:32 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Having fun in unapproved ways since 1962)
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Liberal laughs=Trump anger.


7 posted on 05/18/2018 1:57:48 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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To: ethom

Is Moonlighting coming back too?


8 posted on 05/18/2018 1:58:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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Join Murphy Brown in her madcap escapades as she hosts a cell of MS-13 gang members in her spare bedrooms. The laughs turn to tears of empathetic joy when she discovers that these brutal murderers, drug smugglers, and human traffickers are lost boys with hearts of gold.


9 posted on 05/18/2018 1:58:22 PM PDT by oblomov
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She got her brains from her dad:


10 posted on 05/18/2018 1:58:38 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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Hollywierd is offically out of ideas!


11 posted on 05/18/2018 2:00:02 PM PDT by ethom
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Also the reboot of Will and Grace...

which has been a ratings disaster.

The season finale only pulled in 3.6 million.


12 posted on 05/18/2018 2:03:34 PM PDT by Conserv
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Will her 36 year old child still be living at home?

Will she have advanced one chair in the newsroom because of Ratherbiased reporting and MeTooScoundrel dismissals?


13 posted on 05/18/2018 2:03:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ads for Chappaquiddick warn of scenes of tobacco use. What about the hazards of drunk driving?)
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Ugh. Make it stop.


14 posted on 05/18/2018 2:03:45 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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Yeah, because SNL hasn’t hit at Trump hard enough....every week....(barf)

Same with every other station....


15 posted on 05/18/2018 2:03:47 PM PDT by RedMonqey (" Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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Since most liberals lack a real sense of humor, I am not sure what “liberal laughs” will be.....


16 posted on 05/18/2018 2:04:39 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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Liberals will laugh at anything anti-American posing as “humor.”


17 posted on 05/18/2018 2:04:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Conserv

Facts of Life, Magnum PI or Golden Girls were available for revivals?


18 posted on 05/18/2018 2:05:33 PM PDT by ethom
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Hollywood is like Frankenstein mixed with Dracula now.

Raising the dead back to life in order to survive.

Good grief!

19 posted on 05/18/2018 2:06:41 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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Cancelled after four episodes.


20 posted on 05/18/2018 2:10:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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