Can CBS Make Murphy Brown a Hit, Again?

Sitcom could face a tougher path than other successful ’90s revivals

The Candice Bergen comedy signed off in 1998 after 10 seasons. CBS

In the past few years, broadcasters have successfully attracted audiences with revivals of hit ’90s series, from The X-Files (Fox) to Will & Grace (NBC) to Roseanne (ABC). Now CBS will try to continue the streak when it brings back Murphy Brown on Thursday, 20 years after the sitcom, starring Candice Bergen as the legendary TV journalist, signed off.

This story first appeared in the September 24, 2018, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.