The Murphy Brown season 11 finale is coming onto CBS in one week’s time, and it’s going to be providing you a New Year’s Eve celebration to go along with it! Given just how many Christmas episodes are out there for some shows, isn’t it nice to get something a little bit different here and there?
For many out there, the most important thing may just be remembering that it’s on given that this could be a fairly-easy thing to forget. There isn’t a whole lot of programming on the network next week but this will hopefully do a good job closing the door on the revival … at least for now. It’s also going to be a source of a lot of great guest stars, given the fact that you will be seeing Lawrence O’Donnell and also Andrea Mitchell on board as guest stars. It’s actually somewhat-interesting that a CBS show is interested in getting MSNBC talent on board here, but we do think that a big part of this is just tied to creating an authentic environment for the show. NBC News just has a larger cable-news empire than CBS does and these two names are fairly recognizable. This should make for a fun finale, especially given what’s happening at Phil’s Bar. Consider it a good chance for nostalgia.
Below, the Murphy Brown season 11 synopsis offers up a little more news as to just what you can expect to see:
“Happy New Year” – The gang tries to distract Murphy from worrying about Avery’s assignment in Kabul by getting her to attend the special 100th anniversary New Year’s Eve celebration at Phil’s Bar, on the season finale of MURPHY BROWN, Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial. MSNBC anchor and host Lawrence O’Donnell and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell guest star as themselves. The episode was directed by Barnet Kellman, who directed 76 episodes of the original MURPHY BROWN series, including its pilot and the second half of the two-part finale for the show’s initial 10-year run.
Of course, the big question that you should be wondering entering the finale more than any other is this: Are we looking at the final Murphy Brown episode ever? Is this really going to be it? This show was originally conceived to just be a short-run revival and there was never any guarantee of more down the line. While the ratings haven’t been spectacular, the critical acclaim that it does get could be something that does help CBS think more about its future than it would otherwise.
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