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Release Date:
19 September 1970 (USA) See more »
Being Gal Friday at a television station lands beautiful Mary in hilarious jams seven days a week. Watch Saturdays and see. (season 1)
The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. Full summary »
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 39 wins & 81 nominations See more »
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Love is Indeed All Around See more (38 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 62)

Mary Tyler Moore ... Mary Richards (168 episodes, 1970-1977)

Gavin MacLeod ... Murray Slaughter (168 episodes, 1970-1977)

Edward Asner ... Lou Grant (166 episodes, 1970-1977)

Ted Knight ... Ted Baxter / ... (165 episodes, 1970-1977)

Valerie Harper ... Rhoda Morgenstern / ... (92 episodes, 1970-1977)

Series Directed by
Jay Sandrich (119 episodes, 1970-1977)
Peter Baldwin (10 episodes, 1970-1973)
Alan Rafkin (4 episodes, 1970-1974)
John C. Chulay (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
James Burrows (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Marjorie Mullen (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jerry Paris (3 episodes, 1971)
Jerry Belson (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1972)
Nancy Walker (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Allan Burns (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
David Lloyd (31 episodes, 1973-1977)
Ed. Weinberger (20 episodes, 1972-1977)
Treva Silverman (16 episodes, 1970-1974)
Bob Ellison (15 episodes, 1975-1977)
Stan Daniels (11 episodes, 1973-1977)
Steven Pritzker (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
Lorenzo Music (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Martin Cohan (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
David Davis (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Susan Silver (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Elias Davis (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
David Pollock (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dick Clair (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jenna McMahon (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Monica Mcgowan Johnson (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Marilyn Suzanne Miller (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Earl Pomerantz (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1970)
Gloria Banta (2 episodes, 1972-1976)
Patricia Nardo (2 episodes, 1972-1976)
Martin Donovan (2 episodes, 1972)
Jerry Mayer (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Karyl Miller (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Burt Prelutsky (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer / producer (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Allan Burns .... executive producer / producer (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Ed. Weinberger .... producer / associate producer (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Lionel A. Ephraim .... associate producer / assistant producer (72 episodes, 1970-1973)
Budd Cherry .... associate producer / producer (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
Stan Daniels .... producer / associate producer (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
David Davis .... producer (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Michael Zinberg .... assistant producer / associate producer (48 episodes, 1972-1974)
Series Original Music by
Patrick Williams (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Series Cinematography by
Paul Uhl (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
William T. Cline (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
Series Film Editing by
Douglas Hines (167 episodes, 1970-1977)
Series Casting by
Meryl O'Loughlin (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Art Direction by
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. (120 episodes, 1970-1975)
Kenneth A. Reid (55 episodes, 1975-1977)
Series Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. (65 episodes, 1970-1973)
James Hassinger (48 episodes, 1973-1975)
Warren Welch (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Edward M. Parker (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Joseph Reith (6 episodes, 1973)
Series Makeup Department
Donna Cox .... hair stylist (131 episodes, 1970-1977)
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist (108 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (58 episodes, 1974-1977)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ruby Ford .... hair stylist / makeup artist (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mary Keats .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1970)
Pepper .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1975)
Janice D. Brandow .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises / production manager / ... (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (63 episodes, 1974-1977)
Abby Singer .... unit production manager / production manager (48 episodes, 1974-1976)
Les Sheldon .... production manager (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director / first assistant director (162 episodes, 1970-1977)
Martin Cohan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1971)
Series Art Department
Gene Cox .... property master (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer / production mixer / ... (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Series Stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (1 episode, 1976)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Kight .... key grip / first assistant camera (120 episodes, 1972-1977)
Don Bustany .... camera coordinator (94 episodes, 1970-1974)
Rod Everson .... gaffer (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
Sam Ozment .... gaffer (47 episodes, 1972-1974)
Gil Clasen .... camera coordinator (2 episodes, 1970-1974)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women / costumes: women / ... (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Donald MacDonald .... costumer: men / costumes: men (167 episodes, 1970-1977)
John Weitz .... men's wardrobe designer: Palm Beach (22 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Music Department
Sonny Curtis .... composer: theme music / performer: theme music (168 episodes, 1970-1977)
Patrick Williams .... conductor (167 episodes, 1970-1977)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Other crew
Marjorie Mullen .... script supervisor (155 episodes, 1970-1977)
David Davis .... title designer: main titles / story consultant / ... (121 episodes, 1970-1977)
Don Bustany .... technical coordinator (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
David Lloyd .... creative consultant / executive story editor (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
Lorenzo Music .... assistant to producers / story consultant (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Margo Husin Call .... assistant to the producers (48 episodes, 1974-1976)
Bob Ellison .... executive story editor (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Cheryl Blythe .... production assistant / assistant to producers (43 episodes, 1972-1974)
Karen Ziff .... assistant to producers / production assistant / ... (40 episodes, 1973-1975)
Louise A. Stephens .... assistant to executive producers / assistant to the executive producers (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
Carol Straughn .... assistant to executive producers (35 episodes, 1975-1977)
Reza Badiyi .... title visualization / title designer (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
James L. Brooks .... script consultant (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Allan Burns .... script consultant (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Treva Silverman .... executive story consultant (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Schwartz .... production assistant (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Marianne Giammarino .... assistant to producers (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bonnie Green .... assistant to producers (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Darlene E. Ferrona .... assistant to the producers (20 episodes, 1974-1975)
Barbara Carleton .... assistant to the producers (16 episodes, 1975-1976)
Milton Hubatka .... assistant: to executive producers (14 episodes, 1974)
Paula Spector .... assistant to the producers (9 episodes, 1975)
Dorothy Aldworth .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Rosemary Dorsey .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Series Thanks
John C. Urban .... special thanks: for his assistance (1 episode, 1973)

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Also Known As:
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" - (new title), USA (promotional title)
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30 min (168 episodes)
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The photo of Edward Asner playing football on Lou Grant's office wall is the same photo that was used in an episode of "The Fugitive" (1963) ('Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue') in which Asner guest starred.See more »
Factual errors: On the newsroom wall there are various world clocks like you would see in a typical newsroom of that era. In the center is the Minneapolis/St. Paul clock, and to its left is a Chicago clock. Minneapolis and Chicago are both in the central time zone, so there is no need to have two different clocks. Furthermore it can be seen that the Chicago clock is set roughly an hour ahead.See more »
[On the air]
Ted Baxter:I've just been handed a bulletin: "You have something on your front tooth!"
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Love is Indeed All Around, 30 October 2002
Author: sunhilllad from Sydney

For the longest period of time, I couldn't understand the appeal of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Having caught the occasional episode every now and then, the series struck me as being somewhat "ordinary" in nature. However, at the beginning of 2002, I began to watch the series on a regular basis, right from it's first season and found to my surprise, what a funny, insightful and entertaining sitcom it was.

Mary Tyler Moore deserves kudos for her portrayal of Mary Richards, a ground-breaking character who was allowed to be her own person (a rare thing for female characters on television in those days). An intelligent, independent young woman in her 30's, whose wasn't "hung up" on not being married, and enjoyed her life and her career. The rest of the cast also deserve mention for their memorable performances. Ed Asner as the gruff, yet lovable Lou Grant (Mary's boss at WJM-TV), Valerie Harper as the sharp and sassy Rhoda Morgenstern (Mary's best friend and next door neighbour), Gavin Macloud as the witty & thoughtful Murray Slaughter (Mary's fellow work mate at WJM), the late Ted Knight as the self absorbed and talentless Ted Baxter (who "anchored" the news in more ways than one at WJM-TV) and Cloris Leachman as the flighty and somewhat over-opininated Phyllis Lindstorm (Mary's other next door neighbour and friend).

The show was fortunate enough to benefit from first rate scripts from talented writers such as Jim Brooks & Allan Burns (both of whom created the series), Treva Silverman, David Lloyd, Bob Ellison and Ed Weinberger.

Along with solid direction from vetran TV sitcom director Jay Sandrich (of "I Love Lucy" fame), it comes as no surprise that the series was both a critical and commerical success during it's seven year run on US television from 1970 to 1977. The show also benefited from later additions to the cast such as Georgia Engel as the sweet natured, yet rather naive Georgette Franklin (who was introduced into the series as a love interest for the idiotic Ted Baxter) and Betty White as the conniving & man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens (host of "The Happy Homemaker" show at WJM-TV). On screen, she is the image of domestic knowledge and bliss, but once the camera's have stopped rolling, she is a woman on the prowl, striking at any man within distance (single or otherwise) who grabs her fancy!!. Earning a whole swag of Emmy Awards, the show was highly praised and rewarded for it's stellar efforts. I recommended those who are unfamiliar with the show to watch the series from the beginning, to appreciate and understand the nature of what it's all about. The humour is natural and witty (unlike many other sitcoms where the laughs are either forced or over-the-top). The characters grow and change over the years (once again unlike many other comedy shows), and the series itself contains it's own warmth and natural charm. Check it out and see why this lady can still turn the whole world on with that smile ...

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