MUR­PHY MAKES THE NEWS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

CON­FES­SION: Mur­phy Brown, along with Mary Tyler Moore, made me want to be­come a jour­nal­ist.

Candice Ber­gen was feisty, fear­less and funny as hell as the can­tan­ker­ous host of So to have her back trolling Don­ald Trump and get­ting her take on ‘real news’ – on this fake show, – felt just like watch­ing a Gla­di­a­tor ar­rive on a char­iot, with her same ol’ sass and a new Twit­ter pro­file, ready to make sure there would be ‘hell toupee.’

Some of the canned laugh­ter is a lit­tle forced at first, but hav­ing the band back to­gether is nos­tal­gia TV at its best – in­clud­ing neu­rotic news pro­ducer Miles, frisky re­porter Frank, and Corky Sher­wood (still her glam­orous self but sweat­ing through the early stages of menopause) and their re­turn to morn­ing tele­vi­sion. Join­ing the cast is ’80s favourite, Tyne Daly (of

fame) as the new bar­tender at their favourite hang, Phil’s. Mur­phy’s son Avery is all grown up and also in the jour­nal­ism game, which in­vites a new au­di­ence to en­gage; while the rest of us oldies get all the retro jokes.

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