'Murphy Brown' reboot pits character against conservative son's Fox News-like show

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt would reprise their roles for a limited run

'Murphy Brown' reboot pits character against conservative son's Fox News-like show

Bergen's main competition will be her son, portrayed by Limitless actor Jack McDorman who hosts his own conservative morning news show, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The new comedies are "The Neighborhood", about a white family moving into a black neighborhood, and "Happy Together", which focuses on a pop star taking up residence in a young couple's spare room.

The new "Magnum P.I." is part of a greatly revamped Monday lineup that also features the new (really new) CBS comedies, "The Neighborhood" and "Happy Together". Instead, the network has added a handful of new comedies and dramas to its schedule and has revived Candice Bergen-starring sitcom Murphy Brown, which is headed to the schedule much earlier than originally anticipated. Emmy victor Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") joins the cast as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil (played by the late Pat Corley in the original series).

Suicide Squad's Jay Hernandez will be taking over the role made famous by Tom Selleck in the Magnum P.I. reboot, which tells the story of a former Navy SEAL who uses his military training to become a private investigator.

CBS looks to be partying like it was 1988, a year when "Magnum", "MacGyver" and "Murphy Brown" were on the air. The uplifting series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down and inside-out when he receives a Facebook friend request from God.




"God Friended Me" gets the prime slot after "60 Minutes".

MONDAY: 8 p.m., "The Neighborhood;" 8:30 p.m., "Happy Together;" 9 p.m., "Magnum P.I.;" 10 p.m., "Bull".

On Tuesday nights, viewers will be treated to a brand new drama called "FBI".

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC. FBI, set in the bureau's NY office, stars Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue), Zeeko Zaki (Valor), Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order), and Ebonée Noel (Still Star-Crossed). The network also canceled "Scorpion" and Kevin James' "Kevin Can Wait".

For more information about casting and midseason shows, here's a link to the CBS fall TV announcement. Along with Noah Wyle, the series stars include Howard Charles and Emayatzy Corinealdi.

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