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‘Murphy Brown’ Sets All-Star Guest Lineup, Including Alums Katie Couric and Bette Midler

Brooke Shields, John Larroquette and Peter Gallagher will also appear

“Murphy Brown” just added several guest stars to appear on the CBS revival, including Katie Couric and Bette Midler, who appeared on the sitcom’s original run. Brooke Shields, John Larroquette and Peter Gallagher are also set to appear.

Midler will reprise her role as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy’s former secretary. Now, though, Caprice has a surprising new connection to Murphy, making her, if possible, even more entitled and unbearable. Midler will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode.

Couric previously appeared on the series in 1992, attending Murphy’s baby shower. She will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 8, episode as herself, hosting a Lifetime Achievement event and running into her old friends, Murphy and Corky.

Also appearing on Nov. 8 will be Larroquette, playing Judge Nate Campbell, a kindred spirit to Murphy. Shields will play Holly Mackin Lynne, a woman who wakes up after being in a coma for years. Holly was one of Corky’s beauty pageant friends, and her experience was dubbed The Sleeping Beauty Case 10 years ago, but never solved. Shields will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 15 episode.

Gallagher will appear in the Thursday, Nov.1 episode as the notorious manspreader and conservative right-wing news anchor John Haggerty of the WOLF Network, covering an election with Avery Brown (Jake McDorman). 

“Murphy Brown” stars Candice Bergen as the titular journalist, along with Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud.

“Murphy Brown” airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.

Deadline was first to report the news.