"Murphy Brown" reboot to tackle "alternative facts and fake news"

"Murphy Brown" reboot to tackle "alternative facts and fake news"

America's Most Watched Network announced this morning that it will be adding 8 new shows and will be bringing back the critically acclaimed series "Murphy Brown".

Executives confirmed that the competition will mirror the rivalry between MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Fox News' "Fox & Friends".

The new Murphy Brown has a combination of old and new cast members, including Nik Dodani, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, and Grant Shaud. Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator.

And remember that CBS passed on a reboot of "Cagney and Lacey" with Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd.

Penned by Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver), the Magnum P.I. reboot is joins CBS' stable of revived shows that also includes S.W.A.T. and the upcoming Murphy Brown revival. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt ("Gotham") created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall.


The Candice Bergen-starring series returns this fall. Executive producer Dick Wolf's new crime drama is set in NY and stars Jeremy Sisto, Zeeko Zaki, Missy Peregrym and Connie Nielsen.

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.

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC.

Although not yet officially canceled, "Code Black" or "Ransom" were not mentioned in the CBS plans for the fall or midseason. 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.

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