CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum

Jay Hernandez stars as Thomas Magnum

Another night that is remaining the same, Fridays will kick off with returning series MacGyver, followed by Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.

The latter stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West as a married couple who reconnect with their youth when they let a pop star obsessed with their ordinary suburban life move in with them.

CBS executives said Wednesday that the "Murphy Brown" reboot, which again stars Candice Bergen, moves TV anchor Murphy out of prime-time. Emmy victor Tyne Daly ("Cagney & Lacey") joins the cast as Phyllis, the sister of the deceased bar owner Phil (played by the late Pat Corley in the original series). While he remains unphased by the new diversity in his life, his opinionated next-door neighbor Calvin, played by Cedric the Entertainer, is anxious the family will mess up the culture on their street.

Back in 1996 when he ran CBS' entertainment division, Leslie Moonves started an annual breakfast meeting with reporters on the day CBS presented its fall schedule to advertisers.

The new Murphy Brown is set to air on CBS Thursdays at 9:30 in the 2018-2019 fall schedule.

A change that "Magnum" fans should watch for, beside a missing comma in the revamp's title: The private detective has a goatee instead of the signature moustache of original star Tom Selleck.

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The final new shows that made the cut for the fall lineup are dramas Federal Bureau of Investigation and God Friended Me.

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC. "FBI", which is set in the NY office, stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki.

To make way for these newcomers, CBS dumped such veterans shows as "Scorpion" (with former Clevelander Robert Patrick) and "Kevin Can Wait". The uplifting series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down and inside-out when he receives a Facebook friend request from God.

"The Big Bang Theory" enters its 12th year this fall, and is still a draw: This season's finale, in which the Amy and Sheldon characters Wednesday, was the most-watched show last week.

For midseason, CBS announced three series.

SUNDAY: 7 p.m., "60 Minutes;" 8 p.m., "God Friended Me;" 9 p.m., "NCIS: Los Angeles;" 10 p.m., "Madam Secretary". "The Red Line", a drama about three Chicago families, stars Noah Wyle.

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