Candice Bergen and Faith Ford each brought their own kind of feminine revolution to their fictional “FYI” newsroom on “Murphy Brown.” The actresses had to feel much more than déjà vu as they came to the set of “CBS This Morning” on September 26 to talk about their return to roles that became beloved to so many young women and men alike, and garnered 18 Emmy awards for the show through ten years on the air. As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again,” and in the case of “Murphy Brown,” this week’s timing couldn't be more perfect for the politically-toned comedy to make its return on Thursday night, September 27, on CBS.

Candice Bergen and Faith Ford are reunited with the original writer/creator, Diane English, for the 2018 version of their comedy, and they join many other familiar faces who will be welcomed back by many fans. Dan Quayle won't be around for any more verbal duels with Murphy Brown, but fans can thank another current and quite a prominent figure for inspiring the cast and creators to return to the small screen.

Some things never change

In a reminiscent clip from the original “Murphy Brown,” before the interview, the intrepid reporter describes the daily routine of a politician as “lie, lie” between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many reporters in 2018 can attest that Brown's description still fits in that regard.

Candice Bergen playfully interjects that “the neck” displays the most drastic change for the actress, but another major change sparked the desire to let Murphy Brown have her say again.

The election of Donald Trump in the 2016 election spawned a wave of activism that never would have been realized in a different result. Candice Bergen confesses that “we did the show as well as we could have done,” speaking of the comedy’s run in the 90s.

“If Hillary had won, we would just be dancing in the streets,” declares Bergen, with a nod of agreement from Faith Ford. The tensions of division, degrading of particular segments of society, and demolition of any sense of bipartisanship seemed to set in immediately, and Faith Ford insists that “it starts from the top.”

No bashing, big issues

Faith Ford quickly interjects that “Murphy Brown” for 2018 will not be a show about bashing Donald Trump.

The big issues of the day will be addressed in the way that only “Murphy in the Morning” can do. Even the premiere date for the reunited cast will be consumed by the Senate Judiciary hearings for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, pertaining to the confirmation of SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Those proceedings are destined to summon comparisons to the unmerited trauma of Anita Hill from 1991, and yet, in the same week, there has been validation for sexual assault victims, as Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for at least one full year of a 3-10 year term in the case of Andrea Constand, as well as numerous others

Faith Ford knows and loves both Republicans and Democrats from her Louisiana roots. She knows that finding a middle ground is possible, and so is a calmer mood on this “Murphy Brown.” Ford and her co-stars marvel at how “calm and present” Candice Bergen is in her character’s new incarnation.

The slower pacing has inspired everyone involved to recapture the mood of doing a play. Ford confesses that playing Corky still brings the energy up to another level.

Murphy Brown will have to turn her attention to a philosophical divide within her own family in this season, as her grown-up son, Avery, played by Jake McDorman, returns home to take a job with a competitive, conservative morning show up against his mother. Cast favorites Grant Shaud and Joe Regalbuto will be reprising their roles from the original series as Miles and Frank.

Love will ruin that relationship, and hopefully “Murphy Brown” will bring laughter and lasting lessons on how to get along.