The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a bright new comedy series making its bow on the CBS Television Network this season, presents talented Miss Moore making her debut as star of her own series.
Other regular cast members of the weekly half-hour comedy series are Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper and Ted Knight.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show features Mary in the role of Mary Richards, a small-town single girl who moves to the big city (Minneapolis-St Paul) and lands a job as associate producer of a news program on a local TV station.
Mary Richards is 30 years old, and has just broken off. her engagement of four years. Far from being a confirmed bachelorette, Mary seeks a change of scene, a chance to sort things out, and the opportunity to meet some new friends. Being the only girl in the station newsroom, she has no trouble attracting males.
Her boss is an old-time, two-fisted, hard-drinking news editor, Lou Grant (played by Ed Asner), and it soon becomes clear to Mary that although her title of associate producer sounds important, her duties are pedestrian but all-inclusive.
Gavin MacLeod plays the role of Murray Slaughter, a sardonic writer in the news department at the station, who has a flair for the barbed quip.
Actor Ted Knight is newscaster, Tex Baxter, an egocentric anchor-man with a charming smile, resonant voice, and marginal intelligence, whose proclivity for misreading cue cards is legend.
Valerie Harper is the fifth regular on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, playing the role of Rhoda Morgenstern, Mary’s apartment neighbor.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song & opening credits (video)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song lyrics
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it’s you girl, and you should know it With each glance and every little movement, you show it