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Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 38 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Mary Richards (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Murray Slaughter (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Lou Grant (166 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Ted Baxter / ... (165 episodes, 1970-1977)
 Rhoda Morgenstern / ... (93 episodes, 1970-1977)


Mary Richards moves to Minneapolis after a relationship goes bad. She finds work as an associate producer in a small television newsroom where the characters include Lou Grant, her gruff boss, Murray Slaughter the humorous writer, and Ted Baxter the Anchor Man who spends his time mispronouncing country names. Mary continues to hope for romance, but finds that her friends are more dependable. Written by Anonymous

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19 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In the opening credits, the two joggers who pass Mary in the park are producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. The gray-haired man Mary has lunch with and is later takes an evening walk with is Mary Tyler Moore's then-husband Grant Tinker, president and co-founder of MTM. The woman who scowls at Mary as she tosses her hat is local resident Hazel Frederick. See more »


Exteriors of Mary's residence show that the apartment with the balcony (which would be Mary's, based on the interior shots of her apartment) is on the top floor, yet Rhoda's apartment is upstairs from Mary's. See more »


Lou Grant: You know, Mary, you've got spunk.
Mary Richards: Why, thank you, Mr. Grant.
Lou Grant: I hate spunk.
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Crazy Credits

This series introduced the MTM Productions logo at the end - a tiny, meowing kitten. This is a parody of the MGM Studios roaring lion. The kitten logo (or variations thereof) would be used throughout the 1970s and 80s on a number of different TV series. See more »


Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Thin Ice (2001) See more »


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Written and Performed by Sonny Curtis
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One of the best.
2 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Right up there with the Dick Van Dyke show, in fact directed by some of the same people, this is another great sitcom. It seems they come along once a decade or so, and this is definitely a great one. Mary Tyler Moore is the newly liberated woman at work, dealing with all the same sexist stuff she dealt with in 1961 on the Dick Van Dyke show, but in a totally different way. The supporting cast is marvelous, from Ed Asner to Valerie Harper (as 'Rhoda') to the irrepressible Ted Knight as the vain news anchor. Hysterical stuff.

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