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Murphy Brown
Murphy Brown
Star(s)
Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Grant Shaud, Joe Regalbuto
Creator(s)
Diane English
Country of origin
US
Original channel
CBS
Genre(s)
Sitcom
Years on air
1988-1998
No. of seasons
10
No. of episodes
247
Related Westphall shows

Murphy Brown was an American sitcom created by Diane English for CBS. It ran for 10 seasons.

Series summaryEdit

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 BrownEdit

  • Corky Sherwood's agent was revealed to be The Famous Teddy Z's Al Floss.
  • The series Murphy Brown took part in a large crossover night with several other shows; in the Muprhy episode, she 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 BrownEdit

  • Carol (Marcia Wallace), a character on 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.

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