The Tony and Emmy winner will play Phyllis, sister to the late bar owner Phil (played by Pat Corley on the original series), and it's evident that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When the revival kicks off, Phyllis has taken over her brother's bar, and is a friend and confidant to Murphy (Candice Bergen) and the gang.
Daly, who starred on CBS' '80s female cop drama Cagney & Lacey, won four Emmys for her portrayal of Mary Beth Lacey. (CBS is currently eyeing a Cagney & Lacey reboot with Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd in the title roles.) She won two other Emmys for her roles on Christy and Judging Amy. Corley, who played Phil on Murphy Brown, died in 2006 from heart failure.
In January, CBS ordered 13 episodes of the Murphy Brown update, with returning stars Bergen, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud. New cast members include Jake McDorman, as Murphy's son, Avery, and Nik Dodani, as the social media director on the news show within the series.
With the 30th anniversary of its debut approaching, Murphy Brown returns to TV in a world of cable news, social media, fake news and a very different political and cultural climate.