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Murphy Brown (1988 - 2019)

Murphy Brown (1988 - 2019)






Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

Diane English's hit sitcom about the brassy star reporter for a TV newsmagazine and her coworkers. Based in Washington, D.C., Murphy is mouthy, driven, assured and frequently politically incorrect. She also has a real problem holding on to secretaries (going through 93 of them during the Emmy-winning show's 10-season run). In 1992, Murph ran into criticism from Dan Quayle (and scored loads of free publicity) when the vice president slammed the working single mom's `alternative lifestyle.'
Creator: Diane English

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Critics Consensus: This just in: while the nostalgia and wit are welcome, Murphy Brown's dated messaging tactics feel heavy-handed and smug, leaving this formerly formidably timely series feeling like a reboot reaching for the headlines.

2018, CBS, 13 episodes

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1997, CBS, 23 episodes

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1996, CBS, 24 episodes

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1995, CBS, 24 episodes

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1994, CBS, 26 episodes

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1993, CBS, 25 episodes

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1992, CBS, 25 episodes

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1991, CBS, 26 episodes


Candice Bergen
as Murphy Brown
Joe Regalbuto
as Frank Fontana
Faith Ford
as Corky Sherwood
Grant Shaud
as Miles Silverberg
Robert Pastorelli
as Eldin Bernecky
Ritch Brinkley
as Carl Wishnitski
Alan Oppenheimer
as Eugene Kinsella
Scott Bryce
as Will Forrest
Janet Carroll
as Doris Dial
Jay Thomas
as Jerry Gold
Jane Leeves
as Audrey Cohen
Robin Thomas
as Jake Lowenstein
Scott Bakula
as Peter Hunt
Dyllan Christopher
as Avery Brown
Haley Joel Osment
as Avery Brown
Garry Marshall
as Stan Lansing
Christopher Rich
as Miller Redfield
Paul Reubens
as Andrew J. Lansing III
Paula Cale
as McGovern
Pat Finn
as Phil Jr.
Lily Tomlin
as Kay Carter-Shepley
Joan Lunden
as Herself
Raye Birk
as Barney
Charley Lang
as Robert, Secretary #2
William Sadler
as Col. Fitzpatrick
Steven Culp
as Brad Stockton
Elmarie Wendel
as Mrs. Beale
Lisa Darr
as Trish
Amzie Strickland
as Myrna Bickner
Terri Treas
as Meg Reynolds
Michael Chiklis
as Tony Rocket
Beau Gravitte
as Tom Del Rubio
Judyann Elder
as Dr. Burton
Lesley Stahl
as Herself
Julius Carry
as Mitchell
Susan Wheeler Duff
as Karen Brown
Jenifer Lewis
as Saleswoman No. 2
Ian Gomez
as Secretary No. 77
David Paymer
as Dr. Bishop
Alice Hirson
as Bootsie Sherwood
Cleto Augusto
as Stage Manager
Pat Crawford Brown
as Sister Mary Margaret O'Brien
Chuck Sloan
as Man in School
Laura Waterbury
as Secretary No. 38
Millicent Martin
as Nanny No. 4
Carol Mansell
as Nanny No. 5
Jill Jacobson
as Diner #1
George Wyner
as Dr. Angler
David Youse
as Excited Husband
Alan Rosenberg
as Max Llewelyn
Keith Amos
as Secretary No. 23
Phil LaMarr
as Ben Lawson
Mindy Suzanne Bell
as Secretary #52
Melissa Chan
as Susie Ahn
Jerry Hardin
as Col. Sherwood
Dan Ziskie
as Minister
Vernee Watson-Johnson
as Secretary No. 17
Mariko Tse
as Dr. Sakura
Wayne Tippet
as John Q. Bryant
Jessie Jones
as Mrs. Hooley
Jane A. Johnston
as Saleswoman No. 1
Kevin Conroy
as Roger Harris
Richard Fancy
as Sen. Thatcher
Deborah Taylor
as Secretary No. 49
Gloria Cromwell
as Nanny No. 1
Marta Kristen
as Inge's Mom
Connie Sawyer
as Woman on Elevator
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Secretary #10
Loretta Devine
as Nurse Hawking
David Brisbin
as Gunzenhauser
Nancy Fish
as Gayle Beck
Ivan Allen
as Reporter
Cleo King
as Technician
John H. Brennan
as Anchorman
Wallace Shawn
as Stuart Best
Tony Papenfuss
as Secretary No. 48
Frances Bergen
as Claire Forrest
Michael Krawic
as Stage Manager
Jeanette Miller
as Elderly Person
Claudette Sutherland
as Woman in Gallery
Jim Jansen
as Pritchard
Jeffrey Thiel
as Secretary No. 64b
Phil Leeds
as Old Man
Myra Turley
as Secretary #7
Tim Haldeman
as Smoking Man
Marie Denn
as Mrs. Cowan
Ivan G'Vera
as Russian
John Mansfield
as Handsome Man
James Karen
as Arvin Johns
Mike Hagerty
as Howard Sutthoff
Kate McGregor-Stewart
as Secretary No. 32
Gedde Watanabe
as Guru Prem
George Coe
as Theodore Wilkes
Jonathan Prince
as John J. Edwards
Bruce Gray
as Sen. Hyden
Gene Weygandt
as Diner #2
Keone Young
as Master Hahn
Don R. McManus
as Rudy Grasso
Eric Christmas
as Bob Bickner
David Selburg
as Dr. Ricks
Teri Hatcher
as Madeline
James Lashly
as Caterer
Lisa Raggio
as Secretary No. 51
Ed Alonzon
as Secretary #56
John Scurti
as Manager
Robyn Bliley
as Videotaping Secretary
Elmaire Wendel
as Mrs. Beale
Byron Mann
as Quan Chang
William Mesnick
as Secretary #68
Fran Ryan
as The Asp
Robert Harper
as Henry Tucker
John Sanderford
as Dr. Keller
Jessica James
as Millicent
Jeanette Schwaba
as Secretary No. 28
Graham Jarvis
as Newton Green
Duane Smith
as Secretary #34
Denise Dennison
as Newswriter
Meghann Haldeman
as Little Murphy
William Boyett
as Sen. Dennehy
Linda Kerns
as Nanny No. 2
Diana Castle
as Mother #1
Dick Martinsen
as Inge's Dad
James Kiriyama Lem
as Next Waver No. 1
James Thiel
as Secretary No. 64a
Tom McCleister
as Stagehand
Mary-Margaret Humes
as Raven-Haired Receptionist
Lauren Leah Mitchell
as Secretary No. 40
David Ursin
as Secret Service Man No. 2
Mark D. Hutter
as Psychiatrist 1
Mary Kathleen Gordon
as Secretary #75
Debra Mooney
as Lee Larkin
James Keane
as Bunny Man
Mike Wallace
as Himself
Kerrie Clark
as Stripper #3
Mikael Salazar
as Handler #1
Mark Lonow
as Jerry Weiss
Lily Mariye
as Secretary #6
Edith Fields
as Lillian Brow
Deborah May
as Secretary No. 13
Paddi Edwards
as Secretary No. 24
Andrea Stein
as Secretary No. 25
Kevin Sifuentes
as Delivery Boy
Lela Ivey
as Secretary No. 33
Sean Baca
as Little Frank
Teddy J. Davis
as Woman in Phil's
Tony Jay
as Dr. Benoit
Maggie Roswell
as Mother #2
Maura Soden
as Reporter #1
Rachael Hartley
as Young Murphy
Amber Strickland
as Myrna Bickner
Laurel Cronin
as Sister Cecile
Claire Malis Callaway
as Mrs. Abernathy
Doris Hess
as Nanny No. 3
Judith-Marie Bergan
as Bonnie Fielder
Michael Rothhaar
as Congressman #1
Sarah Taylor
as Next Wave PA
Michael Laskin
as Lawyer #2
Mark Ankeny
as Security Guard #1
Brian Blondell
as Secretary #80
Nikki Tyler
as Zoo Lady
E.J. Gage
as Deliveryman
Lou Wills
as Murray
Ron Marasco
as Secretary #14
Josh Pais
as Secretary No. 18
Larry Block
as Al Henderson
Jayne Modean
as Woman in Bar
Jack Shearer
as Charlie
Angela Paton
as Nurse No. 1
Jill C. Klein
as Secretary #55
Bob Newhart
as Dr. Bob Hartley
Del Zamora
as Delivery Man
Steve Eastin
as Buchanan Rep.
James Hong
as Supervisor Monk
Doug Dale
as Waiter
Nicholas Hormann
as Roger Moreland
Jay Fenichel
as Secretary No. 26
Jodi Knotts
as Ellen Brown
John Getz
as Bob Wilkes
Nick Ullett
as Secretary No. 42
Callan White
as Mourner
Bill Saluga
as Charlie
Joe Nipote
as Secretary No. 46
Julie Hayden
as Caroline
Anjul Nigam
as Sanjay Khandwhalla
Sarah Taylor
as Next Wave PA
Ric Coy
as Stagehand
Penny Santon
as Grandma Louisa
Sheila Shaw
as Secretary #10
Kerry Stein
as Nerdy Man
Bart McCarthy
as Pirate Secretary
Mongo Brownlee
as Security Guard
Sue Moore
as Sandra
Tina Johnson
as Coat Check Woman
John Towey
as Dr. Edward Stoddard
David Cromwell
as Dr. Chapin
Susan Diol
as Michelle
Gerry McIntyre
as ABC Producer
James Distefano
as Cousin Jerry
Michelle Boudreau
as Gorgeous Girl
Adam West
as Himself
Jan Hoag
as Assistant
Tony Goldwyn
as Bobby Powell
John Achorn
as Stage Manager
Lisa Cloud
as Mother
Julie Payne
as Phyllis
Ron Orbach
as Photographer #1
Robert Trebor
as Geoffrey
Bill McIntyre
as Steve Raines
Paul Collins
as James Chandler
Matt McKenzie
as Secret Service Agent
Elsa Raven
as Mrs. Kobolakis
David Dunard
as `FYI' Security Guard
Dinah Lenney
as Megan Reynolds
Pete Willcox
as Secretary #20
Gregory Scott Cummins
as Motorcycle Man
Ray Serra
as Super
Trip Hamiton
as Agent #2
Eugene Lee
as Man #2
Vera Lockwood
as Mrs. Marino
Harris Yulin
as The Jackal
Robert Costanzo
as Dry Cleaner
Ron Perkins
as Man in Crowd
Jason Marsden
as Young Miles
Don Lake
as Stage Manager
Jeff Mooring
as Stage Manager
Alex Rocco
as Al Floss
Charles McDaniel
as Sen. Laughlin
Hal Landon Jr.
as Sen. McWilliams
Ann Talman
as Elizabeth
Fielding West
as Magician
Tim Hutchinson
as Reporter #2
John Hammil
as Congressman #2
Milt Tarver
as Drunk Man
Army Archerd
as Himself
Roy Fegan
as Security Guard
Zaid Farid
as Security Guard #2
Jennifer Rhodes
as Mrs. Crawford
Tom Poston
as Old Man Swenson
Carol Ann Susi
as Secretary #37
Pamela Kosh
as Mrs. Stokes
Jon Menick
as Mr. Dunne
John Fleck
as Man in Park
Roger Keller
as Rev. Forke
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Caldwell
David Carlile
as Bartender
Zach Phifer
as Orderly #1
Nikki Cox
as Pretty Girl
Cynthia Graham
as Campaign Worker
Dayton Callie
as Security Guard
Richard Penn
as Mr. Crawford
William Mesnik
as Secretary
Ramey Ellis
as Bobby Owens
Ray Porter
as Young Man
Steve Franken
as College Roommate
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Man at Table
Judy Kain
as Mrs. Silverberg
Peter Slutsker
as Secretary No. 37
Ken Thorley
as Mr. Colarusso
Alix Elias
as Secretary No. 58
Jan Cobler
as Reporter #3
Susan Kellerman
as Mrs. Wallace
Ray Chang
as Delivery Man
Nancy Ellen Cassaro
as Mohawk Secretary
Ross Lacy
as Concertgoer
Diedrich Bader
as Acolyte Monk #1
Beau Billingslea
as Agent Scanlon
Sonya Eddy
as Secretary 87
Laura Kightlinger
as Secretary 89
Brad Garrett
as Swat Team Captain
Beverly Dixon
as Francine O'Donnell
Kristen Lowman
as Secretary #35
Barbara Perry
as Secretary No. 39
Rick Cicetti
as Protocol Officer
F.J. O'Neil
as Sen. Sampson
Vicki Lewis
as Secretary No. 59
Kenneth Schmidt
as Avery at 5
Anita Finlay
as Woman #1
David Q. Combs
as Congressman #3
Erika Schickel
as Next Wave Producer
Alfred Dennis
as Mr. Schwartz
Liz Smith
as Herself
Clive Revill
as Hendricks
Todd Waring
as George King
Patrick Mickler
as Hekawi Tool Guy
Randy Oglesby
as Dr. Gaddis
Bob Clendenin
as Security Guy
Harry Groener
as Concertmaster
Steve Shaffer
as Bartender
Robina Suwol
as Woman Student
Wayne Tippit
as Mr. Bryant
LaVerne Anderson
as Teenage Girl
Jana Arnold
as Nurse No. 2
Fred Applegate
as Stuart Allen
Eve Brenner
as Norwegian Woman
Richard Schiff
as Mel Woodworthy
Terry Rhoads
as Alexander Rep.
Paul Parducci
as Repo Man
Carlos La Camara
as Hotel Clerk
Larry Cedar
as Partygoer #1
Edye Byrde
as Elderly Woman
Beth Hall
as Pregnant Lady
Romy Rosemont
as Nurse Healy
Channing Chase
as Housewife
Martha Gehman
as Secretary No. 47
Brad Blaisdell
as Band Leader
Bee-Be Smith
as Nurse No. 3
George Furth
as Buzz Ramsey
Tom Gallop
as John Rennie
Susan Kellermann
as Mrs. Wallace
Eric Saiet
as "FYI" PA
George Roth
as Development Exec
Elizabeth Anne Smith
as Secretary No. 82
Kathryn Joosten
as Secretary No. 83
Tom Virtue
as Nurse Bruce
Tyne Daly
as Phyllis
Charles Champion
as Orderly #2
Dana Craig
as Security Guard
Katie Couric
as Herself
Michael Pniewski
as Security Guard
Nicholas Shaffer
as Male Questioner
Judith Cohen
as Secretary #65
J. David Krassner
as Patron No. 3
Kelly Andrus
as Stripper #1
Dorothy Patterson
as Mrs. Jensen
Ryan Stiles
as Acolyte Monk #2
Blake Clark
as Secret Service Agent
Bonnie Hellman
as Coat-Check Gal
Steven Anderson
as The Director
Basil Langton
as Nathan David Weiss
Aaron Seville
as Messenger
Stephen Root
as John Brophy
Sean Masterson
as Reporter #4
Marcus Smythe
as Jeff Binney
Billye Ree Wallace
as Mrs. Saunders
David Garrison
as Dr. Wyler
Heather Ehlers
as Professor
Kevin Lowe
as Reporter
Carolyn Mignini
as Normal Looking Secretary
John Salvo
as Convict
Leslie Upson
as Museum Goer #1
Cecily Adams
as Secretary 87
Robert Munns
as Older Man
Marcus Aurelius
as Swat Team Member
Jackie Kashian
as Airport Security Guard
Walter Addison
as Wade Olsen
Roger Guenveur Smith
as Man in Gallery
Brittany Murphy
as Frank's Sister
Richard Hoyt-Miller
as Secret Service Man No. 1
Warren Munson
as Mr. Arnold
Robert Curtis Brown
as Ticket Agent
Edward Conery
as Roger Kentilworth
Maggie Baird
as Woman #2
Barbara Billingsley
as Mrs. Stritch
Lynn Hamilton
as Woman #1
Wesley Mann
as Secretary
Anna Berger
as Secretary
Eliza Coyle
as Secretary No. 72
Charlotte Booker
as Secretary No. 73
Eloy Casados
as Manager
Alyson Reed
as Waitress
Joe Sabatino
as Desk Sergeant
Molly McClure
as Volunteer #1
Gregg Almquist
as Mr. Milliken
Louis Turenne
as Allen Brookins
Ed Alonzo
as Secretary No. 56
Erica Yohn
as Woman Ticket Agent
Lou Felder
as Anchor
Robin Krieger
as Woman #3
Charles Esten
as Secretary
Timothy McNeil
as Maintenance Man
Ross Gottstein
as Secretary No. 71
Kim Dawson
as Stripper #2
Michelle St. John
as Volunteer #1
Wolf Blitzer
as Himself
Nellie Sciutto
as Attractive Woman #1
Ann Walker
as Woman in Hospital
Patti Yasutake
as Secretary No. 41
Shanelle Workman
as Frank's Sister
Steven Gilborn
as Dr. Armstrong
Karen Ludwig
as Psychiatrist 2
Paul Carr
as Alan Marshall
Warren Frost
as Dave Darrickson
Liz Torres
as Nanny No. 6
Michael Heintzman
as Secretary No. 61
Rosanna Iversen
as Actress #2
Ben Stein
as Williams
P.B. Hutton
as Museum Goer #2
Jeff Corey
as Elderly Man
Jordan Lund
as Construction Man
Dan Hildebrand
as BBC Cameraman
Rowanne Brewer
as Nefertiti
Douglas Roberts
as Ted Pierce
Frank Kopyc
as Patron No. 4
William Windom
as Ross Bowen
Meagen Fay
as Scarlet
Connie Ray
as Ms. Howard
Tangie Ambrose
as Catherine
Hank Rogerson
as Stagehand
Evan Gore
as Reporter
Bob Bouchard
as Little Phil
Daniel R. Escobar
as Stage Manager
Ken Jenkins
as Sen. Cookson
Cal Gibson
as Scotty
Brian Markinson
as Mr. Praskin
Kathleen Doyle
as Ms. Fryman
Teri Garr
as Herself
Giorgio Kokosin
as Avery at 19
Bruce Grey
as Jim Clone
Peggy Maley
as Woman #2
Karen Maruyama
as Wardrobe Woman
David Arnott
as Secretary
Keith Langsdale
as Secretary No. 81
Francis Ruivivar
as Tiny Bubbles
Tom Snyder
as Himself
Annie LaRussa
as Young Woman
Peggy Mannix
as Woman in Loud Outfit
Gibby Brand
as Mr. Schulimson
Kenneth Tigar
as Customer
Peter Dennis
as Psychiatrist 3
Jack Kenny
as Jonathan
Andrea Walters
as Secretary No. 57
Wayne Thomas Yorke
as Photographer
John Gegenhuber
as Sean Van Ohlen
Fred Sanders
as Mr. Cooper
Nathan LeGrand
as Frank Clone
Diana Bellamy
as Mrs. Delman
Annie Grindlay
as Congresswoman
Lisa Stahl
as Raquel
Mike Grief
as Repo Man
Tony Colitti
as Bartender
Peggy Blow
as Shopper
Julie Brown
as Secretary No. 88
Brett Stimely
as Avery at 35
Gene Scherer
as Russian Man
Steve Fitchpatrick
as Secretary No. 62
Marla Frees
as Woman in Bar
Philippe Bergeron
as French Reporter
David Eric
as Spokane Affiliate
Emilio Borelli
as Seedy Man
Shelley Robertson
as Next Waver No. 2
Richard Roat
as Father Keily
Eric Beer
as Hippie
Tera Hendrickson
as Attractive Woman #2
Chris Parnell
as Handler #2
Michael Milhoan
as Paying Customer
Jack Ritschel
as Volunteer #2
Loren Freeman
as Secretary No. 54
Wylie Small
as Victoria Scott
Pat Rick
as President
Jerry Sroka
as Attorney
James Henriksen
as Secret Service Guy
Liz Vassey
as Amy Marshinsky
Tim Russ
as Agent No. 1
Patrick Thomas
as Volunteer #2
Rick Zieff
as Sweaty Man
Tijani Abba
as African Diplomat #2
Trip Hamilton
as Agent No. 2
David Bickford
as Patron No. 1
Furley Lumpkin
as Truck Driver
David St. James
as Informant
Tijjani Abba
as Diplomat
Sarah Zinsser
as Makeup Lady
Dennis Creaghan
as Roland Petrie
Alan Palo
as Man #4
Richard Voigts
as Presenter
Lisa Sturz
as Murphy Brown Bear
Al Septien
as Spanish Reporter
Amanda Carlin
as Mrs. Cooper
Michael Potter
as Detective
Kevin Brief
as Elevator Passenger
Cliff Medaugh
as Older Man
Heidi Anderson
as Corky Clone
Peter Vogt
as Mr. Knox
Eliott Goretsky
as Theater Patron
Jack McGee
as Male Clerk
Denise Dowse
as Woman #2
Frank Novak
as Workman #1
Dan Castellaneta
as Tony Lucchesi
Tom Lawrence
as Bailiff
Harry Smith
as Himself
Jerry Hauck
as Stage Manager
Marjorie Lovett
as Woman Clerk
Ed Bradley
as Himself
Nancy Sinclair
as Murphy Clone
David Trim
as Man #3
Nick Bakay
as Reindeer
Kirsten Devere
as Receptionist
Mary Stein
as Woman #4
Billie Worley
as Pizza Delivery Guy
Tony Sabin Prince
as Puppeteer No. 3
Greg Lewis
as Bartender
Bill Farmer
as Voice of President Bush
Harriet Sansom Harris
as Yvonne Bentley
Michael Halpin
as Patron No. 2
Bob Keeshan
as Captain Kangaroo
Tom Amandes
as Wofford
Scott N. Stevens
as Singing Accountant
Catherine Schreiber
as Reporter No. 2
Jedda Jones
as Store Clerk
Ian Abercrombie
as Prof. Willendorf
Harvey Shield
as Singing Accountant
Dana Lorge
as Chicken
Jerry Corley
as Phil's Nephew
Bart Sumner
as Gullible Secretary
Courtney Gebhart
as Cookie Sherwood
Paunita Nichols
as Mrs. Ballard
Patrick Warburton
as Bo Endicott
Patrick Weathers
as Singing Accountant
Bill Stevenson
as Secretary #84
Dan Sachoff
as Princeton
Ron Canada
as Sgt. Foley
Steve Kroft
as Himself
Morley Safer
as Himself
Bob Dole
as Himself
Orrin Hatch
as Himself
Alan Simpson
as Himself
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