Like mother, like son.
Therevival on CBS is bringing back Candice Bergen as the hard-charging, accomplished journalist. Now, the show has cast former “Limitless” star Jake McDorman as her now-millennial age son “who is following in his mother’s footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother’s competitive spirit and quick wit.”
Last time we saw Avery on the show, which concluded in 1998, he was played by then 9-year-old Haley Joel Osment.
Avery won’t be the only millennial hanging around. Also joining the cast is Nik Dodani (“Atypical”) as Pat, a social media wizard who is “tasked with bringing Murphy and the gang into the 21st century.”
That gang includes Faith Ford as perky lifestyle reporter Corky, Joe Regalbuto as investigative journalist Frank Fontana, and Grant Shaud as producer Miles Silverberg.
CBS ordered 13 episodes of this “Murphy Brown” revival and they will air sometime in the 2018-2019 television season.