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MURPHY BROWN
Air Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#MB113) "Happy New Year"
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THE GANG TRIES TO DISTRACT MURPHY FROM WORRYING ABOUT AVERY'S ASSIGNMENT IN KABUL BY GETTING HER TO ATTEND THE 100th ANNIVERSARY NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION AT PHIL'S BAR, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "MURPHY BROWN," THURSDAY, DEC. 20

MSNBC Anchor and Host Lawrence O'Donnell and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell Guest Star as Themselves

Charles Kimbrough Returns as Jim Dial

The Episode Was Directed by Barnet Kellman, Who Directed 76 Episodes of the Original "Murphy Brown" Series, Including Its Pilot and the Second Half of Its Two-Part Season 10 Finale

"Happy New Year" - The gang tries to distract Murphy from worrying about Avery's assignment in Kabul by getting her to attend the special 100th anniversary New Year's Eve celebration at Phil's Bar, on the season finale of MURPHY BROWN, Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial. MSNBC anchor and host Lawrence O'Donnell and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell guest star as themselves. The episode was directed by Barnet Kellman, who directed 76 episodes of the original MURPHY BROWN series, including its pilot and the second half of the two-part finale for the show's initial 10-year run.

REGULAR CAST:

Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood)
Joe Regalbuto (Frank Fontana)
Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg)
Jake McDorman (Avery Brown)
Nik Dodani (Pat Patel)
Adan Rocha (Miguel Gonzales)
AND: Tyne Daly (Phyllis)

RECURRING CAST:

Charles Kimbrough (Jim Dial)
Merle Dandridge (Diana Macomber)
Andre Ward (Julius)

GUEST CAST:

Andrea Mitchell (Herself)
Lawrence O'Donnell (Himself)
Joseph Kamal (Ahmed Zahir)
Babak Tafti (Khaled)
Zachary James (Secret Serviceman)

TELEPLAY BY: Gina Ippolito & Skander Halim

STORY BY: Tom Seeley & Norm Gunzenhauser

DIRECTED BY: Barnet Kellman

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MURPHY BROWN (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/14/88 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
11 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its 11th season on 12/20/18; has yet to be renewed for a 12th season
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2018) Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for MURPHY BROWN, the revival of the groundbreaking comedy about the eponymous broadcast news legend and her biting take on current events, now in a world of 24-hour cable, social media, "fake news" and a vastly different political climate. Amid a divided nation, chaotic national discourse and rampant attacks on the press, Murphy returns to the airwaves with her original FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana and producer Miles Silverberg. Murphy's son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit, and has followed in her journalistic footsteps - perhaps too closely. Now back in the game, Murphy is determined to draw the line between good television and honest reporting, proving that the world needs Murphy Brown now more than ever. Diane English returns as executive producer with Candice Bergen for Bend in the Road Productions, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. English created the series. Pamela Fryman will direct the pilot from a script by English.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown
· Faith Ford as Corky Sherwood
· Grant Shaud as Miles Silverberg
· Jake McDorman as Avery Brown
· Joe Regalbuto as Frank Fontana
· Nik Dodani as Pat Patel
· Tyne Daly as Phyllis
CREW INFORMATION:
· Candice Bergen as EP
· Diane English as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bend in the Road Productions
· Warner Bros. Television