CBS is bringing “Murphy Brown” back to its old Monday stomping grounds next month for the six weeks leading up to the one-hour series finale May 18.
“Murphy Brown,” which has been airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. this season, will replace “George & Leo” in the Monday 9:30 p.m. slot beginning April 6. By then, “George & Leo” will have finished its original episode order; it’s still uncertain if the Paramount-produced Bob Newhart/Judd Hirsch buddy comedy will be back for a second season on CBS in the fall.
Guest stars set for the final seg of “Murphy Brown,” which occupied the Monday 9 p.m. berth for most of its 10-year run on CBS, include George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Bette Midler and Alan King.
In other network news Wednesday, ABC confirmed that the “Wonderful World of Disney” movie showcase, airing 7-9 p.m. Sundays, will be returning in the fall.