Murphy Brown

‘Murphy Brown’ 11×13 Review: ‘Happy New Year’

“Happy New Year” was supposed to have some tension about what’s happening to Avery in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, no one told that to the CBS promotions team. They’d included a shot of Avery…

‘Murphy Brown’ 11×12 Review: ‘AWOL’

At first glance, the title “AWOL” refers to Murphy’s planned story about Afghanistan. But it also applies to what’s missing from network news these days: a sense of independence, willingness to take…

‘Murphy Brown’ 11×09 Review: ‘Thanksgiving and Taking’

There is a recipe for Thanksgiving episodes. It includes a turkey, an awkward family gathering, a dash of ribbing about the culinary talents of the host/hostess, and the eventual realization that despite…

‘Murphy Brown’ 11×06 Review: ‘Results May Vary’

Five days before the midterm elections, Murphy Brown focuses on the big vote in “Results May Vary.” The episode features marathon election day coverage by Murphy in the Morning and Avery’s rival Wolf…