Tyne Dale Joins CBS' 'Murphy Brown' Revival
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The Emmy-winning actress will play Phyllis, the sister of fan-favorite, deceased bar owner Phil on the original comedy.

AceShowbiz - CBS' upcoming "Murphy Brown" reboot has added another star to its cast. Tony and Emmy-winning actress Tyne Dale has been tapped to play a key role on the upcoming revival, which sees Candice Bergen reprising her role as the titular character.

Daly will portray a character named Phyllis. Phyllis is decribed as the sister of fan-favorite, deceased bar owner Phil on the original series. The "Cagney & Lacy" star's character takes over Phil's business and is a friend to Bergen's Murphy and the gang.

On the upcoming 13-part new series, Daly will be joined by fellow new cast member Jake McDorman ("Limitless"). McDorman is cast as Murphy's grown-up journalist son Avery. Meanwhile, Nik Dodani ("Atypical") is set to play a young social media director for the show's fictional news magazine FYI.

Most of the original cast members have been confirmed to return. Among the returning actors are Faith Ford, Pat Corley, Charles Kimbrough and Robert Pastorelli. The trio will reprise their roles as Corky Sherwood, Jim Dial and Eldin Bernecky respectively. Joe Regalbuto is also set to once again play investigative reporter Frank Fontana with Grant Shaud returning as executive producer Miles Silverberg.

The revival is set in present day and will follow Murphy returning to "a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate." Diana English, the original creator of the classic comedy, is attached to the upcoming revival as producer and writer while Bergen joins her as executive producer.

The original "Murphy Brown" ran for 10 years on CBS from 1988 to 1998. The comedy earned 62 Emmy nominations and won 18 of them. The iconic show also snagged three Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Bergen herself took home five Emmy trophies for her role as the sharp-tongued journalist on the series.

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