LOS ANGELES (AP) Bette Midler and Brooke Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS’ “Murphy Brown” revival.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 05: (L-R) Actress Murphy Brown, executive producer Diane English, actress Faith Ford and actor Joe Regalbuto of the television show “Murphy Brown” speak during the CBS segment of the Summer 2018 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 5, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Midler was on the original sitcom as Caprice, one of many difficult, short-tenured secretaries to Candice Bergen’s Murphy.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Bette Midler, winner of the award for Best Actress in a Musical for ?Hello, Dolly!,? poses in the press room during the 2017 Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

CBS said Thursday the singer-actress is back as Caprice on the Nov. 8 episode, this time with a connection to Murphy that makes her even more unbearable.

Shields is on the Nov. 15 episode as a former beauty-pageant pal of series star Faith Ford’s Corky who emerges from a long coma.

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Brooke Shields attends the 2018 TriBeCa Ball at New York Academy of Art on April 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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The episode with Midler also features Katie Couric playing herself and former “Night Court” star John Larroquette as a judge.

NEW YORK – MAY 19: CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric and singer/actress Bette Midler attend the seventh annual Restoration Project “Flower Power” Spring Gala in Tompkins Square Park on May 19, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Peter Gallagher appears as a conservative news anchor covering elections with Murphy’s son, played by Jake McDorman, on the Nov. 1 “Murphy Brown” episode.


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