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The timing could hardly be better for the return of 'Murphy Brown' to prime time

The timing could hardly be better for the return of 'Murphy Brown' to prime time

One thing that can be said for certain about the return of “Murphy Brown” tonight is that the timing could hardly be better.

For a decade starting in 1988, the CBS sitcom starring Candace Bergen as a hard-edged, take-no-prisoners TV journalist was a weekly forum visited by millions for an informed, off-the-news, comedic exploration of gender, power, politics and media in American life.

Now comes the revival in the midst of another major culture-wars moment with all those forces fully at play in the battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court, on the very same day that he would answer in sworn testimony to allegations of...

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