Murphy Brown is an American sitcom created by Diane English for CBS. It ran from November 14, 1988 to May 18, 1998 for 10 seasons.

Series summary Edit

Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen), a recovering alcoholic, returns to her job at news magazine show FYI, where she is regarded as 'one of the boys' - two of those boys being stuffy anchor Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough) and new producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud). The other primary female character is perky former Miss America Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), who filled in for the hard-hitting, sharp-tongued Murphy Brown while she was recovering from her addiciton.

The series followed the ups and downs of Murphy's life, including intra-office politics, the problems of celebrity, becoming a single mother and breast cancer.

Westphall connections in Murphy Brown Edit

  • Corky Sherwood's agent was revealed to be Al Floss from The Famous Teddy Z in "And the Whiner Is".
  • Murphy Brown was part of crossover event night involving Liz Taylor's lost pearls. The episodes were The Nanny "Where's the Pearls?", Can't Hurry Love "The Elizabeth Taylor Episode", Murphy Brown "Trick or Retreat", and High Society "The Family Jewels". Murphy Brown interviewed Liz Taylor, who complained that her jewels had gone missing. The woman who found (and was arrested for wearing) the jewels turned out to be Annie from Can't Hurry Love.

Westphall connections to Murphy Brown Edit

  • Carol (Marcia Wallace)from The Bob Newhart Show appeared as a secretary on Murphy Brown.
  • Murphy visited the characters of Ink.
  • Murphy's show, FYI, appeared in Love & War.

Continuity complication Edit

In Seinfeld "The Keys", Cosmo Kramer goes to Hollywood and gets a part on Murphy Brown as her secretary named Steven Snell.