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Murphy Brown has a new gig

Murphy Brown has a new gig

Set your coffee maker to auto-brew because Murphy Brown is taking on the morning talk show game.

Thomas Magnum will be on CBS this fall, and so will Tom Selleck.

Murphy Brown, which will feature its original star, Candice Bergen, along with returning costars Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Conestoga High School grad Grant Shaud, will air at 9:30 p.m. See the network's full new schedule.

When executives were asked if the setup was supposed to mirror the MSNBC/Fox News Morning Joe vs. Fox & Friends rivalry, they confirmed that was a fitting comparison.




During Wednesday's upfront presentation, CBS showed behind-the-scenes video, with Bergen talking about "Murphy Brown" and promising to tackle "alternative facts and fake news".

The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me. CBS said the plot concerns "an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him".

To make way for these newcomers, CBS dumped such veterans shows as "Scorpion" (with former Clevelander Robert Patrick) and "Kevin Can Wait". The show is one of three ordered for next season that will lead producer Greg Berlanti to break a record for the number of series on the air, with 14. The dramas are: "The Red Line", starring Noah Wyle and following three vastly different Chicago families whose lives intersect after the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white cop; and "The Code", with Mira Sorvino having top billing in a drama about the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division.