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Mary Tyler Moore

A TV show that aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977.

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  • Jun 7, 2011
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One of the great sitcoms of all-time. This was "must-see" TV in the 1970's when CBS dominated Saturday nights. A superb cast of seasoned pros and terrfic writing week after week sets this show apart from most. Furthermore, the producers had the great good sense to cease production after 8 years. The show was beginning to run it's course. Always a joy to see this show!
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. The program was a television breakthrough, with the first independent career woman as the central character:

It has also been cited as "one of the most acclaimed television programs ever produced" in US television history. Over a seven year period, it received high praise from critics and Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row (1975, 1976, and 1977). The show continued to be honored long after the final episode aired. In 2003, USA Today called it "one of the best shows ever to air on TV". In 1997, TV Guide selected a Mary Tyler Moore Show episode as the best TV episode ever, and, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly picked Mary's hat toss in the opening credits as television's second greatest moment.

Mary Richards (Moore) is a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota after breaking off an engagement with her boyfriend of two years. She applies for a secretarial job at TV station WJM-TV, only to find it has already been filled. To her surprise, she is offered the position of associate producer for the Six O'Clock News (which pays $10 a week less than the job she originally sought).

At work, she befriends her tough-but-likeable boss Lou Grant (played by Edward Asner), sympathetic, long-suffering newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), and buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted ...
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