Murphy Brown: Season 11 (2018)


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Critic Consensus: This just in: while the nostalgia and wit are welcome, Murphy Brown's dated messaging tactics feel heavy-handed and smug, leaving this formerly formidably timely series feeling like a reboot reaching for the headlines.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 4, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 11, 2018
4
Air date: Oct 18, 2018
5
Air date: Oct 25, 2018
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Air date: Nov 1, 2018
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Air date: Nov 8, 2018
8
Air date: Nov 15, 2018
9
Air date: Nov 22, 2018
10
Air date: Nov 29, 2018
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Multiple Emmy Award winners Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English reunite for MURPHY BROWN, the revival of the ground-breaking 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 decides to return to the airwaves and recruits her FYI team: lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood, investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and her former wunderkind news producer Miles Silverberg. Joining them is social media director Pat Patel, who is tasked with bringing Murphy and the team into the 21st century. Murphy's millennial son, Avery, shares his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit, and is following in her journalistic footsteps -- perhaps too closely. The team still lets off steam at Phil's Bar, now run by his sister, Phyllis. 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.

Cast

Candice Bergen
as Murphy Brown
Joe Regalbuto
as Frank Fontana
Faith Ford
as Corky Sherwood
Grant Shaud
as Miles Silverberg
Tyne Daly
as Phyllis
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Critic Reviews for Murphy Brown Season 11

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (22)

This reboot is tiresome.

Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…

There is some pleasure in reconnecting with the old gang, but that eventually wears off. This revival feels so last century.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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So far this just isn't a very good show, with both Roseanne and Will & Grace making stronger and funnier first impressions in this particular three-way reboot universe.

Sep 28, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The political jokes are relentless and relentlessly tired, leading to a sense of smug overkill.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The early episodes don't suggest this humility. They don't seem to have learned that the world has not changed in the ways that Murphy most dislikes only because of the absence of journalists like her, but also because of the limitations.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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There's a whiff of The Newsroom about the rebooted Murphy Brown, not so much in the show's sitcom bones-which are very, very creaky-but in the disconnect between all its highfalutin thinking about what the media can and should do.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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The problem isn't that Murphy Brown leans anti-Trump, the problem is that the show's writing needs to cut deeper instead of always choosing the easy targets.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Murphy Brown is so caught up in being topically anti-Trump that it will surely be yesterday's news before the end of the night.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 11 has proven to be so strong in giving us comedy while while offering social commentary on our nation's politics.

Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's great to have Murphy Brown back on the air but the show is missing the politically-incorrect edginess it once had.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.0/4 | Full Review…

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