'Murphy Brown' returns with Delaware Valley native in its cast

Grant Shaud talks comedy revival, Phillies, and Main Line

Mike DeNardo
September 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
From left: Actor Nik Dodani, actor Jake McDorman, actress Candice Bergen, executive producer Diane English, actress Faith Ford, actor Joe Regalbuto, and actor Grant Shaud of the television show "Murphy Brown" speak on Aug. 5, 2018.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "Murphy Brown" returns to television Thursday night at 9:30 in a revival of the 1990s newsroom comedy — and one of the stars is from the Philly suburbs.

Conestoga High School grad Grant Shaud gained fame playing the TV news producer Miles Silverberg on the original "Murphy Brown." Now, along with star Candice Bergen and several other originals, he's back.

"I was curious as to how it was going to feel to play him 30 years later — or, I should say, 20 years later. But it's been kind of seamless," he said.

Shaud moved back to Wayne four years ago, and he's a diehard Phillies fan willing to give Gabe Kapler a chance.

"His innovation is better than not," he said, "and I think there's times that the shifts have probably ... undermined them on a play or two."

And growing up on the Main Line, he remembers a certain radio station announcing school closing numbers.

"Yes, I listened to you!" he exclaimed. "I can't remember what the number was. But absolutely, I was glued to you guys."