Hillary Clinton is in and Les Moonves is out at CBS.
Just two weeks after the longtime chairman and CEO was forced to step down amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, Clinton made her acting debut for the network on the premiere episode of the Murphy Brown reboot.
Clinton filmed a spot in which she applied to be Brown’s secretary, the title character played by her longtime friend and very generous donor Candice Bergen.
In the role, Clinton got to make light of her previous post as secretary of state, something she will likely not be doing next week when she is back on CBS for a cameo in the Madame Secretary premiere alongside Colin Powell and Madeline Albright.
Hollywood Hil: Hillary Clinton appeared as herself on Murphy Brown for the premiere episode on Thursday (above), joking about her emails and former post as secretary of state
Over it: The new season of Murphy Brown drew largely mixed and negative notices ahead of its premiere on Thursday
Clinton made her big entrance on Thursday night’s episode in a fire-engine red pantsuit and large sapphire earrings.
She also seemed to be wearing a wig, with her hair noticeably shorter than it has been over the past few months.
‘Your reputation proceeds you, but I want you to know I’m not afraid of hard work, I’m qualified, and I’m ready on day one,’ Clinton tells the title character while interviewing to be her secretary.
She also informs her potential boss that she has ‘some experience with emails.’
In the episode, Brown and her staff are trying to find a way to get back into the press briefings after they received the boot.
‘For four years I was the secretary … of a very large organization,’ explains Clinton.
And she then closes it all out by exclaiming ‘it takes a village.’
The new season of Murphy Brown drew largely mixed and negative notices ahead of its premiere on Thursday.
For most critics, it was the material that brought the show down, especially its very strong anti-Trump tone.
It was even present in the title of the first episode – Fake News.
Bergen herself has made no secret of her feelings towards the man, calling him a douche last year while revealing the two went on a blind date in college.
The Emmy-winning actress was 18 at the time, and said President Trump had called her dorm to ask her if he could take her out for dinner.
‘He was wearing a burgundy three piece suit, with burgundy patent leather boots, and he was in a burgundy limousine,’ she explained of his monotone look of the night, which was evidently the most memorable part of the evening.
Colin’s coalition: Clinton will also be making an appearance on Madame Secretary when it premieres next week alongside Colin Powell and Madeline Albright (above)
Hilly’s girl: The premiere of the 13-episode reboot was called Fake News, in an obvious nod to President Trump, who went on a blind date with Bergen in the 1960s (Bergen supporting Clinton in 1999 above)
When host Andy Cohen then asked if there was any chemistry or a kiss on the date, Bergen deadpanned: ‘No, I was home very early.’
He followed that up by inquiring if Bergen found the future commander-in-chief alluring or a douche, to which she responded: ‘He was a good looking guy and a douche.’
President Trump was the first to reveal that he had once dated Bergen, sharing the story back in 2015 and making it seem as though the two shared more than one single evening together 50 years ago.
Bergen, the daughter of a model and famous ventriloquist, attended Penn for two years before being forced to leave because she was failing an art and an opera class.
She was named both Homecoming Queen and Miss University in those two years however, proving herself to be one of the most socially adept students on campus.
Bergen did some modelling after college before getting into acting, with her big break coming in the 1969 film ‘Carnal Knowledge’ alongside Jack Nicholson.
She earned an Oscar nomination a decade later for her work in ‘Starting Over.’
She was married to French director Louis Malle from 1980 to 1995 and the two have a daughter Chloe who is an editor at ‘Vogue.’
Her current husband of 17 years, Marshall Rose, is a philanthropist and real estate developer.
She is most famous however for Murphy Brown, and despite the negative reviews her performance is again being lauded by most critics.