How Murphy Brown Faked Its Sarah Huckabee Sanders Cameo


When I ask Diane English, the creator and showrunner of Murphy Brown, how she’s doing, the first word she uses is “harried.”

It’s Tuesday morning and English is mired in the usual multitasking of a showrunner: overseeing post-production on a recently filmed episode, while simultaneously prepping for the taping of a future installment in which Jim Dial (Charles Kimbrough), one-time FYI anchor, receives a lifetime achievement award. (She calls it a “particularly huge” episode that involves “a big ballroom scene and lots of fancy costumes,” as well as some major guest stars: Bette Midler, John Larroquette, and Katie Couric.)

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