Bette Midler, Brooke Shields among 'Murphy Brown' guests

FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo, Brooke Shields attends the Tribeca Ball at the New York Academy of Art in New York. Bette Midler and Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS' "Murphy Brown" revival. Shields is on the Nov. 15, 2018, episode as a former beauty-pageant pal of series star Faith Ford's Corky who emerges from a long coma. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Bette Midler and Brooke Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS' "Murphy Brown" revival.

LOS ANGELES — Bette Midler and Brooke Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS' "Murphy Brown" revival.

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

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.

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

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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