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The third season of the CBS sitcom as Murphy Brown which originally aired from September 17, 1990 to May 20, 1991, with the consists of 26 episodes.

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

  • Jay Thomas as Jerry Gold
  • Christopher Rich as Miller Redfield
  • Jane Leeves as Audrey Cohen
  • Janet Carroll as Doris Dial
  • Ritch Brinkley as Carl Wishnitski
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Eugene Kinsella
  • John Hostetter as John

Episodes Edit

Images No. in season Title Air Date Director Writer
The 390th Broadcast 1 The 390th Broadcast September 17, 1990 Barnet Kellman Diane English
Research indicates news shows are getting stale so Miles hires consultant Chris Bishop to shake things up at FYI. Jim gets a perm, Frank wears leather and Murphy gets a segment where she will interview an average citizen on their views. The interview takes an unexpected turn.
Brown and Blue 2 Brown and Blue September 24, 1990 Barnet Kellman Sy Dukane & Denise Moss
Murphy's idea to interview Tony Rocket, a vulgar comedian, back fires when she has trouble controlling her emotions and her temper around him.
Loco Hero 3 Loco Hero October 1, 1990 Barnet Kellman Steven Peterman & Gary Dontzig
Frank feels an obligation to give his parents an 50th anniversary party but does so reluctantly because of their negativity. As his family gathers at Murphy's home, Frank keeps finding reasons to avoid the celebration and deal with his parent's disapproval.
Strike Two 4 Strike Two October 15, 1990 Barnet Kellman Scott Kaufer
The on air talent at FYI goes on strike and Miles struggles to put on a show. Miles learns to appreciate what Murphy and the rest do when he attempts to replace them with Miller, Gene Kinsella and himself.
The Gold Rush 5 The Gold Rush October 22, 1990 Barnet Kellman Steven Peterman & Gary Dontzig
Network executives hire Jerry Gold to appeal to a conservative crowd, dismaying the FYI staff. Miles has the idea to team Murphy and Jerry in a debating segment which rekindles their opposite attracts romance.
Bob, Murphy, Ted and Avery 6 Bob & Murphy & Ted & Avery November 5, 1990 Barnet Kellman Diane English
Murphy's mother Avery arrives for a visit and meets a charming gentleman Theodore. It turns out he has a son Bob, who is Murphy's age, so Avery talks her daughter into a double date.
The Last Laugh 7 The Last Laugh November 12, 1990 Barnet Kellman Tom Palmer
Murphy causes Jim to laugh during a live broadcast and he becomes upset over his lack of professionalism. Murphy goes overboard in trying to make amends.
Rootless People 8 Rootless People November 19, 1990 Barnet Kellman Lisa Chernin (Story) and Sy Dukane & Denise Moss (Story/Teleplay)
Murphy's practical jokes have alienated the FYI staff so when she is taken hostage by environmentalists, they don't believe her. The kidnappers have their hands full as it's Murphy who is making all the demands.
The Bummer of 42 9 The Bummer of 42 November 26, 1990 Barnet Kellman Tom Palmer
Murphy had said she wished for a sibling so Frank hires an actress to portray her sister for Murphy's 42nd birthday. But Maddy does her job too well and Murphy's happiness soon turns to irritation.
Trouble in Sherwood-Forrest 10 Trouble in Sherwood-Forrest December 10, 1990 Barnet Kellman Sy Dukane & Denise Moss
Corky is trying hard to be the perfect wife to Will while still having a career but finds it increasingly difficult. She confides in Murphy which inspires Corky to host a dinner part with disastrous results.
Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way 11 Jingle Hell, Jingle Hell, Jingle All the Way December 17, 1990 Barnet Kellman Gary Dontzig & Steven Peterman
Getting co-workers Christmas gifts is causing unhappiness so Murphy suggests they donate to charity instead. But after Murphy secretly buys presents anyway, the rest become frantic trying to purchase items at the last minute.
Retreat 12 Retreat January 7, 1991 Barnet Kellman Tom Palmer
Miles thinks the on air FYI staff need to bond closer so he schedules a retreat run by an over enthusiastic director Justin. Murphy is only interested in the bonding that comes with getting revenge on the other participants.
Eldin Imitates Life 13 Eldin Imitates Life January 14, 1991 Barnet Kellman Peter Tolan
Murphy has a party and a guest offers to buy one of Eldin's art pieces.
Contractions 14 Contractions January 21, 1991 Barnet Kellman Scott Kaufer
Murphy's contract is up and other news organizations make a huge effort to sign her, to the distress of Miles. With Murphy having the upper hand, she makes outrageous demands and things turn contentious.
Hoarse Play 15 Hoarse Play February 4, 1991 Barnet Kellman Steven Peterman & Gary Dontzig
Murphy loses her voice right after getting her credentials restored to the White House press room. She desperately needs a quote from the president for an important story.
The Novel 16 The Novel February 11, 1991 Barnet Kellman Korby Siamis
Jim writes a novel where a desirable reporter seems to be based on Murphy and Jim's wife becomes concerned.
Terror on the 17th Floor 17 Terror on the 17th Floor February 18, 1991 Barnet Kellman Sy Dukane & Denise Moss
Murphy and Miles face off with a team of cost cutters that threaten the ability of FYI to put on a good news program.
On Another Plane (Part 1) 18 On Another Plane (Part 1) February 25, 1991 Barnet Kellman Diane English
Murphy and Frank are questioning putting their jobs before everything else when the plane they are traveling on experiences difficulties.
On Another Plane (Part 2) 19 On Another Plane (Part 2) February 25, 1991 Barnet Kellman Diane English
Murphy and Frank are questioning putting their jobs before everything else when the plane they are traveling on experiences difficulties.
Driving Miss Crazy 20 Driving Miss Crazy March 4, 1991 Barnet Kellman Tom Palmer
Murphy writes her will, at times while driving, when the gang car pools to work during a snow storm.
Everytime it Rains You Get Wet 21 Everytime it Rains... You Get Wet March 18, 1991 Barnet Kellman Gary Dontzig & Steven Peterman
The gang of FYI goes out into the city seeking a "happy" story for a new segment on the show. A simple task that not an easy one after all.
Corky's Place 22 Corky's Place April 8, 1991 Barnet Kellman Tom Palmer
Corky lands her first tv special and manipulates Murphy in appearing as a guest.
Small 23 Small April 24, 1991 Peter Bonerz Denise Moss & Sy Dukane
Murphy's little joke about short men gets her into big trouble.
The Usual Suspects 24 The Usual Suspects May 6, 1991 Peter Bonerz Sam Austin
Murphy is outraged when a tabloid declares she has started drinking again and says the source is on the FYI staff. Murphy makes every effort to uncover the person's identity.
Q A on FYI 25 Q&A on FYI May 13, 1991 Barnet Kellman Peter Tolan
Miles arrange for the gang of FYI to appear on a popular tv Q and A game show.
Uh-oh (Part 1) 26 Uh-Oh (Part 1) May 20, 1991 Barnet Kellman Korby Siamis (Story), Diane English (Story/Teleplay)
Jake, Murphy's ex husband, and Jerry Gold, Murphy's ex boyfriend are both back in town and ready to resume their relationship with her.
  Seasons of Murphy Brown
Original: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10

Revival: Season 11