The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- 7 Seasons
Set in Minneapolis, Minnesota "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" is a classic and timeless situation comedy. The show revolves around a 30-something woman named Mary Richards who works in the newsroom at a small local television station. Mary is a nice single person who has some interesting friends and co-workers. On a regular basis challenging and humorous situations arise with these characters. The cast members of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" include Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards, Ed Asner as her boss Lou Grant, Ted Knight as news anchor Ted Baxter, Gavin MacLeod as staff writer Murray Slaughter and Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman as Mary's friends Rhoda Morgenstern and Phyllis Lindstrom respectively. Mary's professional relationship with her boss Lou Grant is the source of many funny situations and dialogue. Ted the anchorman regularly becomes confused by and mispronounces words while on the air and Murray the writer always has funny lines to add to every situation. Two of Mary's neighbors figure prominently in the show. Rhoda and Phyllis are very different from each other but they are both good friends of Mary's. Phyllis is married but Mary and Rhoda are unmarried and still dating. Other characters on this show are TV host Sue Ann Nivens who is played by Betty White and Ted's girlfriend Georgette Franklin who is played by Georgia Engel. During its seven seasons on the air "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" became a favorite television program for many viewers and it remains very popular in reruns today. The various characters on the show interact with each other splendidly and the plots are well-written. Each episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" is 30 minutes in length and more than 160 episodes of the show were made. The show's inspirational theme song and opening scenes are instantly recognizable to TV fans around the world. Three different spinoff series were created from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". These are "Rhoda", "Lou Grant" and "Phyllis".