No one feels the emotional impact of the return of “Murphy Brown” more than the show’s star and executive producer, Candice Bergen.
“Every show night, I start getting all weepy, and Faith [Ford] comes in, and she says, ‘You know, ‘Can-do. You can do this.’ I know but it’s so much,” the 72-year-old actress tells “CBS Sunday Morning”.
The series about investigative TV journalist Murphy Brown debuted in 1988 and ran for 10 seasons. It is now set to return this fall with the original cast, including Bergen, Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud and Charles Kimbrough, as well as creator Diane English on board.
For Bergen, the importance of the show and its effect on her hasn’t been lost in the 10 years since it has been off the air.
“I think it’s just the show was so important to so many of us when we were doing it,” Bergen says. “You really connect on a level that’s deeper, I think, than usual.”
According to English, viewers shouldn’t expect Murphy to have mellowed out in the last decade, promising new takes on hot-button topics.
“We have 13 episodes, we’re here to make some noise,” English says of the revival. “We’re expecting a certain amount of backlash, yeah. But we used to get it in the old days, too.”
The full interview with Bergen, English, and the cast will air on “CBS Sunday Morning” on Sept. 23.