Is ‘Murphy Brown’ Returning to TV?

by | April 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM | TV News

Candice Bergen and Diane English onstage at the 10th Annual TV Land Awards (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Murphy Brown” creator Diane English wants to revive the famous fictional investigative journalist for a series of political-commentary specials timed to coincide with the presidential election race.

English is in talks with CBS and Warner Bros. about the potential resurrection of Candice Bergen’s memorable character “Murphy Brown,” according to TV Guide.

“I’d love to have the show back on during this election year,” English told TV Guide over the weekend at the TV Land Awards, where the sitcom received the Impact Award. “We’re having a little conversation with CBS about a few episodes, and I think it’s possible. Candice knows about it, and we’re going to talk to her more in July once she wraps her Broadway play ['The Best Man.']”

“FYI”…the sitcom creator tried to do a similar stunt four years ago during the 2008 Clinton/Obama/McCain campaign.

“Murphy Brown” aired from 1988-1998 on CBS, and infamously tangled with then-Vice President Dan Quayle, who criticized the show for depicting a career woman having a child out of wedlock.

Since the sitcom ended, Bergen has appeared on TV on “Sex and the City,” “House” and “Boston Legal.”