CBS's 'Murphy Brown' Revival to Take on 'Fox & Friends' vs. 'Morning Joe'


CBS held its annual pre-upfront breakfast for the press at its New York City headquarters ahead of its presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall Wednesday afternoon.

The upcoming 13-episode revival of sitcom Murphy Brown will air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET in the fall, CBS has announced.

The revival of the 1988-98 CBS series "Murphy Brown" gets the 9:30-10 p.m. Thursday time slot, the fourth element in a two-hour comedy block led by returning shows "The Big Bang Theory", "Young Sheldon" and "Mom". It sounds very Fox News versus MSNBC.

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One of six additions to the network's fall schedule, which also includes the return of Murphy Brown, the new Magnum P.I. - which has shed a comma since the '80s - stars Jay Hernandez (Scandal, Nashville) as the title character, a former Navy SEAL and Afghanistan veteran-turned-private investigator.

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Thomas Magnum will be on CBS this fall, and so will Tom Selleck. 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. Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt ("Gotham") created the show, which airs at 8 p.m. Sunday in the fall.

The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me.

CBS also announced two dramas and a comedy on the bench for midseason.

Murphy Brown will be joining Chuck Lorre comedies The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Mom on Thursday nights, while the reboot of Magnum P.I. will air on Mondays. The dramas are: "The Red Line", starring Noah Wyle and following three vastly different Chicago families whose lives intersect after the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white cop; and "The Code", with Mira Sorvino having top billing in a drama about the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division.