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Recast Murphy Brown and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

I remember Murphy Brown being a big hit with the grown-ups in my life when I was young, though during the show's early days the humor was a bit too sophisticated for me and my Nickelodeon-loving self. In retrospect I think of it as one of the greatest television shows of its generation — especially since it centered around a tough-minded single woman in the workplace. Plus, I loved the Motown songs that opened each episode!

Candice Bergen was fantastic as the title character Murphy Brown, but what over-30 actress do you think has the stature and the comedic timing to inhabit the part today? And then there are her colleagues: Stuffy veteran anchorman Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough), goofy reporter Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto), and the lovable Southern beauty who's a few muffins short of a dozen, Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford).

One of my favorite characters on the show was Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud), the young and ambitious producer who makes for an easy target for Brown. Is there an excitable, slightly nerdy actor out there you think could play him? And finally, who could play Brown's "other side of the tracks" painter at home, Eldin Berneck (Robert Pastorelli)? Despite his appearance, Eldin is a well of wisdom and a good friend to the woman who would become a single mom.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, June 24, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast
Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen)
Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough)
Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto)
Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford)
Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud)
Eldin Bernecky (Robert Pastorelli)

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Subie Subie 9 years
Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) -- Allison Janney Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough) -- John Cleese Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) -- Will Ferrell Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford) -- Anne Hathaway Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) -- Michael Cera Eldin Bernecky (Robert Pastorelli) -- Bob Saget
megnmac megnmac 9 years
Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) -- Lisa Edelstein Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough) -- Chris Noth Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto) -- Bill Paxton Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford) -- Jennie Garth Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) -- T.R. Knight Eldin Bernecky (Robert Pastorelli) -- Steve Schirripa
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
Murphy Brown - Elizabeth Perkins Jim Dial - William H. Macy Frank Fontana - Jeremy Piven Corky Sherwood - Jamie Pressly Miles Silverberg - Zach Braff Eldin Bernecky - Ricardo Antonio Chavira
fattiecat07 fattiecat07 9 years
Wait I change it, I got the characters mixed up - Frank Fontana- Ed Harris Eldin Bernecky- Michael Rispoli Miles Silverberg- Justin Bartha Murphy Brown- Catherine Keener Corky Sherwood- Christina Applegate Jim Dial- Kelsey Grammer I so wish there was a delete button for my other post, but here is my revised recast list.
fattiecat07 fattiecat07 9 years
Murphy Brown- Catherine Keener Jim Dial - Kelsey Grammar Frank Fontana- Michael Rispoli Corky Sherwood- Christina Applegate Miles Silverberg- Justin Bartha Eldin Bernecky- Ed Harris
krock19 krock19 9 years
Murphy Brown - Queen Latifah Jim Dial - Victor Garber Frank Fontana - Tim Allen Corky Sherwood - Lisa Kudrow Miles Silverburg - Topher Grace Eldin Bernecky - John Cusack
nomadreader nomadreader 9 years
Murphy Brown - Cynthia Nixon Jim Dial - Tate Donovan Frank Fontana - Enrico Colantoni Corky Sherwood - Kelly Ripa Miles Silverburg - Shia LaBeouf Eldin Bernecky - Robert Downey, Jr.
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 9 years
Murphy Brown (Janeane Garafalo) Jim Dial (Kelsey Grammar) Frank Fontana (Steve Zahn) Corky Sherwood (Reese Witherspoon) Miles Silverberg (Colin Hanks) Eldin Bernecky (Seth Rogan)
ches ches 9 years
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
It's been a while, but I gotta say Carson Kressly for Miles. And Tyra Banks for Murphy. The hair extension-pulling and bitch slapping would be endless and forking hilarious! ;)
laoora24 laoora24 9 years
Murphy Brown - Anne Dudek Jim Dial - Tom Amandes Frank Fontana - David Koechner Corky Sherwood - Leslie Grossman Miles Silverberg - Andy Samberg Eldin Bernecky - Greg Grunberg
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 9 years
Murphy Brown - Embeth Davidtz Jim Dial - Will Arnett Frank Fontana - Enrico Colantoni Corky Sherwood - Elizabeth Banks Miles Silverberg - Charlie Day Eldin Bernecky - Treat Williams
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Murphy Brown - Catherine Keener Jim Dial - Terry O'Quinn Frank Fontana - Thomas Hayden Church Corky Sherwood - Kelly Ripa Miles Silverberg - Jason Schwartzman Eldin Bernecky - Matt LeBlanc
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
Murphy Brown - Susan Sarandon Jim Dial - Michael J. Foxx Frank Fontana - Jason Bateman Corky Sherwood - Kim Katrall Miles Silverberg - Jim Carrey Eldin Bernecky - Penn Badgley
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