CBS' Murphy Brown Revival Will Be Taking on Cable News

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Glance at next season's schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is.

The upcoming 13-episode revival of sitcom Murphy Brown will air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET in the fall, CBS has announced.

CBS executives said Wednesday that the "Murphy Brown" reboot, which again stars Candice Bergen, moves TV anchor Murphy out of prime-time.

When asked if it would be similar to the real-world battles between MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Kahl responded: "That's a pretty good characterization".

Thomas Magnum will be on CBS this fall, and so will Tom Selleck.

A procedural from "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf and writer Craig Turk ("The Good Wife") set at the bureau's NY office.

The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield (New Girl), and Tichina Arnold, and is about what happens when "the friendliest guy in the Midwest" (Greenfield) moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles and tries to fit in a place where, as CBS puts it, "not everybody looks like him".

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., "NCIS;" 9 p.m., "FBI;" 10 p.m., "NCIS: New Orleans".

Another new CBS fall drama, which will air 8-9 Sunday, is "God Friended Me".

An "outspoken atheist" (Brandon Micheal Hall, "The Mayor") when he gets a social media friend request from God.

"FBI" will be the first Wolf-produced network show since 2003 that's not on NBC. The network also canceled "Scorpion" and Kevin James' "Kevin Can Wait".

CBS also announced two dramas and a comedy on the bench for midseason.

THURSDAY: 8 p.m., "Big Bang Theory;" 8:30 p.m., "Young Sheldon;" 9 p.m., "Mom;" 9:30 p.m., "Murphy Brown;" 10 p.m., "S.W.A.T". The dramas are: "The Red Line", starring Noah Wyle and following three vastly different Chicago families whose lives intersect after the mistaken shooting of an African-American doctor by a white cop; and "The Code", with Mira Sorvino having top billing in a drama about the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division.

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