The reboot of Murphy Brown has finally cast the role of our favorite journalist’s son, Avery. Jake McDorman (Limitless) will portray her millennial offspring who has followed his mother’s blazing trail into journalism.
McDorman joins star Candice Bergen and original series regulars Faith Ford (Corky), Joe Regalbuto (Frank), and Grant Shaud (Miles). Series creator Diane English has returned to helm the show’s much anticipated return. In additional casting, Nik Dodani (Atypical) will be a series regular. He will attempt to move Murphy’s show into the new millennia in his role as social media director.
The original Murphy Brown series ran on CBS from 1988 through 1998. Bergen’s quick-witted and satirical character caused controversy as part of the women’s movement and in several politically charged events. This 30th anniversary return to the airwaves lands Murphy in a world of multiple news outlets where nothing is safe or sacred.
Warner Bros. is the studio behind the relaunch where CBS has ordered 13-episodes. During its original run, Murphy Brown garnered 18 Emmy wins, three Golden Globes, three SAGs, and numerous other accolades for its writing.