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    ‘Murphy Brown’ Revival Will Take On ‘Fox & Friends’ vs. ‘Morning Joe’ Rivalry

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    According to The New York Times, the CBS revival of 1990s sitcom Murphy Brown will echo the battle between cable-news morning gabfests Fox & Friends and Morning Joe. The show’s titular character, famously played by Candice Bergen, will host a morning show titled Murphy in the Morning, and will compete with her son Avery’s (played by Jake McDorman) talk show airing on a conservative network. According to the Times, CBS’ entertainment president said it would be fair to compare the show’s plot line to the battle between Fox News’ and MSNBC’s morning shows. In the original series, which aired from 1988 until 1998, Brown was the star of a fictional newsmagazine program called FYI. The revival will air in the 2018-19 television season.