When Emmy-winning comedy Murphy Brown returns to CBS television for the first time in 20 years, it will include an episode that addresses the #MeToo movement.
Series creator Diane English told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Sunday that the show’s fourth episode will be titled #MurphyToo, a play on #MeToo, the movement in which women break their silence about sexual harassment.
English said #MeToo was ‘a powerful movement’ and that they wanted to do it justice in the #MurphyToo episode.
While English declined to give away details of the episode’s plot, she did say that the writer’s room — ‘a great collection of people, men and women, gay and straight’ — approached the issue ‘from so many different angles,’ EW reported.
The episode was written several months ago, English said, but her remarks came as CBS Corp itself is investigating sexual harassment allegations.
The new season of Murphy Brown is scheduled to premiere on September 27 at 9.30pm on CBS.
During its original run, the comedy aired 247 episodes on CBS from 1988 to 1998, and the series won 18 Emmy awards.