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Old 11-30-2018, 03:22 PM
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Looks like it might be done - at least for now.

A day after doubling down on unscripted fare come January, the network is firming up its comedy slate for 2019, with its Murphy Brown reboot and Damon Wayans Jr. vehicle Happy Together both ending their respective runs after their initial 13-episode orders. Both series will clear room on the schedule for the rookie comedy Fam and the third season of the Matt LeBlanc vehicle Man With a Plan. A return date for the fourth season of Life in Pieces will be announced at a later date.

For Murphy Brown, the rebooted series was always intended to be a closed-ended order of 13 episodes. The multicamera comedy, featuring the return of star Candice Bergen and from original creator Diane English, has underperformed (6.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 in the key 18-49 demo) in its prime Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. slot and remains in consideration for a renewal. Fellow multicam comedy Fam, starring Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell which has already changed showrunners will take over Murphy Brown's slot starting Thursday, Jan. 10.
Old 11-30-2018, 07:30 PM
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I don't mind the politics, but I wish it had something new to say. I think I said something similar before, but "hur dur trump bad" isn't really funny and it's been done to death. And it's done here so heavy handed in particular.
Old 05-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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Canceled. I made it through only 2 episodes. Anyone reach the end?
Old 05-11-2019, 06:52 PM
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I think I watched one episode parts of a couple others. It was awful. Cancellation was well deserved, IMHO.
Old 05-11-2019, 06:56 PM
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That was my first thought on seeing the thread pop up with new posts. I am not surprised.
Old 05-11-2019, 09:39 PM
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It definitely seemed to lack some of the fire and passion (not to mention the originality) this time around. Like your favorite athlete coming back after a long injury.

I wasn't happy to see it canceled. On the other hand, I wasn't sad, either. That's the problem.
Old 05-12-2019, 08:22 AM
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I'm sad to say this was the right decision. It was not at all what I was hoping for.
Old 05-12-2019, 11:44 AM
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I watched all the way to the end.
Like I said in November, I wanted it to be better and it never got there nor did it show any signs of getting there. It just got more heavy-handed and less funny.
(Again, I'd recommend One Day at a Time on Netflix for a much better example of a rebooted liberal sitcom.)
Old 05-12-2019, 09:08 PM
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But One Day at a Time was a complete reboot. It shared only the name and approximately the same premise as the original. You can't compare it with[I]Murphy Brown,[I] which was basically a reunion show stretched out over 13 half-hours.


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