The revival of Murphy Brown is going after the cable news wars. Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan to use his military skills to become a private investigator.
The verdict is still out on when the new 13-episode season will air, but CBS did reveal that the series has secured the Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. slot. The original series aired for 10 years on CBS, from 1988 to 1998, and received 62 Emmy nominations with 18 wins and 15 Golden Globe nominations with three wins.
Despite the success that ABC has seen with its revival of "Roseanne", CBS isn't getting too far ahead of itself in predicting world-beating success for the return of "Murphy Brown".
Another CBS reboot, a new version of the 1980s detective series Magnum P.I.
And, no surprise here, just about all of them are right in the CBS wheelhouse. "The Neighborhood" stars Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield ("New Girl"), and "Happy Together" features Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West. It's said to be inspired by an experience of pop star Harry Styles, who's also one of the show's producers.
CBS also announced two dramas and a comedy on the bench for midseason. The humorous drama is led by Brandon Michael Hall and his character Miles Finer is an outspoken atheist whose life gets completely flipped upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God. The dramas are: "The Red Line", starring Noah Wyle and following three vastly different Chicago families whose lives intersect after the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white cop; and "The Code", with Mira Sorvino having top billing in a drama about the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division.