New TV Shows Revivals & Remakes Include "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum P.I."

CBS revealed their schedule for the upcoming TV season yesterday, and it features eight new shows . . . five dramas, and three comedies.

That doesn't include their revival of "Murphy Brown", which returns after 20 years.  Most of the surviving cast members are back, including Candice Bergen, who's 72 now.

Charles Kimbrough, who played Jim Dial, hasn't signed on yet, and it's unclear whether Lily Tomlin will be back.

Robert Pastorelli, who played the nanny Eldin, died in 2004.  And Pat Corley . . . Phil the bar owner . . . won't be back, he passed away in 2006.  Tyne Daly will play the sister of his character, and she'll be the new bar owner.

 

The NEW shows include:  A reboot of "Magnum P.I.", which originally ran from 1980 to 1988.  Jay Hernandez is the star, and Higgins is now played by a woman. 

Magnum still drives a red Ferrari convertible and loves the Detroit Tigers, but this time he's an Afghanistan War veteran.

 

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