‘Murphy Brown’ reboot coming to TV

FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, actress Candice Bergen arrives at the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton in Los Angeles. CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a revival of "Murphy Brown," with Bergen reprising her role. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In this June 8, 2017, file photo, actress Candice Bergen arrives at the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton in Los Angeles. CBS has given a 13-episode, series production commitment to a revival of "Murphy Brown," with Bergen reprising her role. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

"Murphy Brown" is coming back to a TV near you.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS will be reviving the sitcom, which first premiered in 1988 and starred Candice Bergen as Murphy Brown, the lovable single working mother and reporter with the FYI network. Bergen will reportedly be reprising her role in the upcoming 13-episode reboot. "Murphy Brown" joins other reboots in the last few years, including "Roseanne," "Will & Grace" and "The X-Files."

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According to a release about the show, the reboot of "Murphy Brown" "returns to a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate." The show's creator, Diane English, is returning for the reboot.

Fans might remember that in the series finale, Murphy was considering retirement when she underwent surgery and interviewed God while under anesthesia, who encouraged her to stay with the network.

Deadline reported that English said in 2012 that there were talks to bring the series back during the election, and the idea came up again following Trump's inauguration in 2017.

It is unclear who else from the original cast may return to the upcoming series. Charles Kimbrough is reportedly “semi-retired,” while Faith Ford, Grant Shaud and Joe Regalbuto are all appearing in other series. Robert Pastorelli died in 2004.

"Murphy Brown" is the first straight-to-series order from CBS for the 2018-2019 season. The network also had a first when it ordered pilots from three female writers after years of struggling with a tendency to hire white men, according to THR.

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