Thursday, January 26, 2017

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Many Tributes Planned; Young & Hungry Gets More Episodes Added

Mary Tyler Moore

Actress Mary Tyler Moore, who was best known for her roles as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show and as Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died. She died from cardiopulmonary arrest because of pneumonia on January 25, 2017, at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut. Ms. Moore was 80.

Moore's first television appearance was as "Happy Hotpoint", a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. She appeared in 39 Hotpoint commercials in five days. Her first regular television role was as a mysterious and glamorous telephone receptionist named Sam on Richard Diamond, Private Detective in 1959. Some of her early drama guest appearances included Steve Canyon, Bronco, Bourbon Street Beat, Johnny Staccato, Overland Trail, 77 Sunset Strip, The Millionaire, Checkmate, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Riverboat, The Deputy, Surfside 6, Lock Up, The Hawaiian and Thriller. Her early sitcom guest appearances included The George Burns Show, The Tab Hunter Show and Bachelor Father.

The Dick Van Dyke Show

She landed the role of Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned New Rochelle homemaker, wife and mother, in The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961. The classic sitcom aired for five seasons on CBS from 1961-1966. The series starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Larry Matthews. The supporting cast included Richard Deacon, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Jerry Paris and Carl Reiner. Moore won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female in 1965. She won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series" in 1966. She received Emmy nominations in 1963 and 1964. The series won a total of 15 Emmy Awards. Van Dyke and Moore reunited for a one-hour variety special called Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman in 1969. They reunited again for a 1979 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Hour. In 2004, the surviving cast members reunited for the CBS TV movie The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Moore starred as Mary Richards, a thirtyish single woman who worked as a local news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis, in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The popular sitcom aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1970-1977. The series starred Edward Asner, Ted Knight, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper (1970-1974), Cloris Leachman (1970-1975), Georgia Engel (1973-1977) and Betty White (1973-1977). Moore won three Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" in 1973, 1974 and 1976. The show won "Outstanding Comedy Series" three years in a row from 1975-1977.

She appeared as Mary Richards in six episodes of the spin-off series Rhoda from 1974-1977. She made two guest appearances in the spin-off Phyllis in 1975-1976. Moore and Harper reunited for the ABC TV movie Mary and Rhoda in 2000. CBS aired two retrospective specials: Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show in 1991 and The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion in 2002.

Moore later starred in several short-lived sitcoms. She played Mary Brenner in the 1985-1986 CBS sitcom Mary. Her character was a 40-ish divorcée working at a second rate tabloid, The Chicago Eagle. The series starred James Farentino, Katey Sagal, John Astin, Carlene Watkins, James Tolkan, David Byrd, Harold Sylvester and Derek McGrath.

In 1988, she starred as Annie McGuire in the CBS sitcom Annie McGuire. She played a newlywed with Nick (Denis Arndt). Both had kids from previous marriages and were trying to balance their jobs. The series also starred Eileen Heckart, John Randolph, Adrien Brody, Cynthia Marie King and Bradley Warren.

Some of her sitcom guest appearances included Frasier (voice), The Naked Truth, King of the Hill (voice), The Ellen Show, That '70s Show and Hot in Cleveland.

She had her own comedy/variety series with Mary in 1978 and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour in 1979. In 1995, she starred as Louise "the Dragon" Felcott in the 1995 CBS newspaper drama New York News.

Moore also had many film credits. She played Miss Dorothy Brown in 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Beth Jarrett in 1980's Ordinary People. Some of her other film credits included What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Don't Just Stand There!, Change of Habit, Six Weeks, Just Between Friends and Flirting with Disaster. Her TV movies included Like Mother, Like Son, Run a Crooked Mile, Heartsounds, The Gin Game (reuniting her with Dick Van Dyke), Finnegan Begin Again and Stolen Babies. She won an Emmy Award for her role in Stolen Babies in 1993.

The Archive of American Television conducted an extensive interview with her on October 23, 1997.

Ms. Moore turned the world on with her smile. She was a true legend and trailblazing icon. Just like her Mary Richards character, she had a lot of spunk. We thank her for the many laughs and hours of entertainment she brought us. She will be deeply missed.

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A number of tribute specials and marathons are scheduled.

Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around

CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King will anchor Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around, a new one-hour, CBS News special honoring the life and legacy of legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore, to be broadcast Thursday, January 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The special will feature original reporting and mine CBS’ vast archives to present the story of the pioneering actress’ life and career. In addition, the special will include interviews with Oprah Winfrey, newsmakers, admirers and others expressing their thoughts about Moore’s profound impact on acting and how women were portrayed in the media, as well as her work outside of entertainment.

Moore, whose iconic CBS comedy series Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77) forever changed television and how women were presented in the work place, died Tuesday. She was 80.

Moore had a long history with CBS, having starred in such series as The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66); The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979); Mary (1985-86); and New York News (1995).

Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer of the special.

20/20

20/20's Mary Tyler Moore: After All airs on Friday, January 27 (10:00-11:00p.m., ET) on ABC.

The hour-long special explores her childhood in Brooklyn, groundbreaking career and personal struggles. 20/20 takes viewers on a journey through Moore’s television and film performances including her start in appliance television commercials; trailblazing role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Mary Richards, a single, independent television journalist; critically acclaimed performance in the movie Ordinary People, for which she received a best actress Oscar nomination; and more. In Friday night’s special, anchored by David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas, viewers will hear from those who knew Moore best. The hour also features Barbara Walters’ classic interviews with the actress herself from the ABC News archives.

MeTV Remembers Mary Tyler Moore

This Sunday, January 29, MeTV will honor Mary Tyler Moore by airing six compelling episodes of her eponymous show.

Starting at 2PM | 1C, you can watch classic moments like the series premiere, the death of Chuckles the Clown and the legendary series finale.

2PM | 1C - "Love Is All Around"

In the critically-acclaimed pilot, Mary Tyler Moore debuts as the ambitious and independent Mary Richards “a bold shift that made its way into the writers" room of the hit show as female writers took on more prominent roles. Emmy winner Ed Asner utters the famous line "You've got spunk! I hate spunk!"

 2:30PM | 1:30C - "Put On A Happy Face"

Moore displays her comedic chops in this "Murphys Law" episode where Mary is nominated for a prestigious award and everything that could possibly go wrong - does!

3PM | 2C - "The Dinner Party"

Mary Richards' failed dinner parties were a running joke throughout the series and this episode ranks as one of the most memorable displays of the unrivaled chemistry among the ensemble cast.

3:30PM | 2:30C - "Chuckles Bites the Dust"

Often ranked as one of the greatest television episodes of all time, the sudden death of station co-worker, Chuckles the Clown brings about more laughter than tears. Writer David Lloyd earned an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series."

 4PM | 3C - "Lou Dates Mary"

In the penultimate episode of the series, viewers finally get a resolution to Lou's and Mary's "will they or won't they" dynamic. They ultimately do not, staying true to the series' feminist roots by keeping Mary single, independent and not too concerned about it.

4:30PM | 3:30C - "The Last Show"

When WJM-TV is sold, the team is forced to go their separate ways in a bittersweet series finale that is hailed by television critics. Mary ends the series in one of TV's most famous final scenes.

SundanceTV

SundanceTV celebrates the memory and extraordinary talent of beloved actress, Mary Tyler Moore, with an all-day marathon of the final season of the iconic The Mary Tyler Moore Show beginning Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. C.

A detailed breakdown of the schedule follows:

Episode 701: "Mary Midwife"
Mary's apartment turns into a delivery room when Georgette gives birth at a party.

Episode 702: "Mary the Writer"
Mary tries her hand at creative writing.

Episode 703: "Sue Ann's Sister"
Sue Ann battles her younger sister for attention.

Episode 704: "What's Wrong With Swimming?"
Mary hires a woman sportscaster.

Episode 705: "Ted's Change of Heart"
Ted Baxter suffers a mild heart attack.

Episode 706: "One Producer Too Many"
Lou makes Murray a co-producer after he gets an offer from another station. Mary is not happy about this situation.

Episode 707: "My Son, the Genius"
Ted and Georgette's adopted son is failing school - because he has a genius I.Q. and is bored by his classes.

Episode 708: "Mary Gets a Lawyer"
A frightened Mary Richards faces a contempt charge for refusing to reveal a news source, and her lawyer doesn't make the legal battle any easier as he spends more time researching ways to win her than on the case.

Episode 709: "Lou Proposes"
Can two hard-nosed staunch journalists alter their news world to make room for a married life together? Lou Grant follows up on a strong lead, though this time from his heart, when he proposes to Mary Richards' Aunt Flo.

Episode 710: "Murray Can't Lose"
The word is out that Murray is a sure thing to win at this year's Teddy awards.

Episode 711: "Mary's Insomnia"
Lou is concerned about Mary's possible addiction to sleeping pills.

Episode 712: "Ted's Temptation"
A beautiful young reporter attempts to seduce Ted Baxter.

Episode 713: "Look at Us, We're Walking"
Mary and Lou try to put up a united front in wage negotiations with the station.

Episode 714: "The Critic"
The new six o'clock news critic starts attacking the residents of Minneapolis.

Episode 715: "Lou's Army Reunion"
A distraught Lou is caught in a vise between rejecting a favor for an old, Casanova army buddy who once saved him from the stockades, or granting his request and subjecting Mary Richards to a date with him.

Episode 716: "The Ted and Georgette Show"
Ted and Georgette Baxter become the stars of their own television show.

Episode 717: "Sue Ann Gets the Ax"
Sue Ann Nivens is faced with unemployment when her show is canceled.

Episode 718: "Hail the Conquering Gordy"
Gordy Howard, former weatherman for WJM-TV, returns to Minneapolis for a visit after signing a contract to host a morning network show in New York. Thrilled over his success, the news staff can barely await his arrival, especially Ted, who plans to con Gordy into letting him co-host the network show.

Episode 719: "Mary and the Sexagenarian"
Mary causes some raised eyebrows when she begins to date Murray Slaughter's father.

Episode 720: "Murray Ghosts for Ted"
Murray suffers the pains of being Ted's ghostwriter when a small article he writes for the anchorman for $200 turns out to be worth $2,500 to Reader's Digest, not to mention the fame and glory Ted is gobbling up.

Episode 721: "Mary's Three Husbands"
After a long day Lou, Murray and Ted have a drink and fantasize what it would be like to be married to Mary.

Episode 722: "Mary's Big Party"
Mary hopes that finally she'll have one dinner party that is not a disaster. Tonight Johnny Carson is going to make an appearance and then the lights go out.

Episode 723: "Lou Dates Mary"
Lou Grant and Mary Richards dating? Even they don't believe it's happening, although they give it a try.

Episode 724: "The Last Show"
In the series finale, WJM's owner decides a housecleaning is in order and fires the entire newsroom staff except for anchorman Ted.

Mary Tyler Moore

getTV celebrates the life and legacy of trailblazing television icon Mary Tyler Moore with special broadcasts of her appearance on the 1969 special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, and her early guest spot in a 1960 episode of the rare crime drama Johnny Staccato, airing Monday, January 30 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. With her trademark smile and sharp timing, Moore rose to fame playing the wife of comedy legend Dick Van Dyke on the beloved 1961 sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. However, it was her lead role on the 1970 series The Mary Tyler Moore Show that secured her place in entertainment history and completely revolutionized the way modern women were portrayed on television.

The tribute begins with the 1969 variety special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, which reunites the beloved duo for a night of laughs and music featuring a salute to the American woman; as well as a sidesplitting dance number on crutches; and a skit that imagines the pair as a bride and groom decoration on top of a wedding cake; culminating in a rare alternate scene from The Dick Van Dyke Show. Moore's appearance on this unforgettable special would ultimately set the stage for the actress to take the world by storm on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, as Moore and her then-husband successfully pitched the idea for a new sitcom to CBS following her well-received turn on Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman.

Then, stay tuned for Moore in an early guest role at 12 a.m. ET, appearing in a 1960 episode of the classic crime series Johnny Staccato, starring John Cassavetes as the titular piano-playing private eye. In the episode, dubbed "The Mask of Jason," Moore plays a contestant in a beauty pageant who turns to Staccato for help when her life is threatened by a mysterious disfigured man. At the time of her appearance on Johnny Staccato, Moore could also be seen in her first starring role as Sam on the third season of the similarly-themed drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective, starring David Janssen.

Mary Tyler Moore - Photo courtesy of Pioneers of Television archives

To honor the late Mary Tyler Moore, PBS stations will rebroadcast Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration. Please check local listings.

The documentary, which first aired in 2015, commemorates the influential TV icon and her 50-plus-year career that spanned award-winning films and Broadway shows, as well as two beloved television series that broke ground and continue to entertain viewers.

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration features interviews with Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Valerie Harper and many others who recall Moore’s career highlights and underscore the importance of her television characters in shaping today’s society. The film was produced by Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, of Pioneers of Television.

The documentary is also currently streaming at PBS.org and on member station websites here.

Decades Network

DECADES Network, the multicast TV nV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, remembers the comedic talent and the cultural influence of actress Mary Tyler Moore. Moore passed away on Wednesday, January 25th at the age of 80. This special DECADES multi-day tribute of programming celebrating her career begins on Friday, February 3 from 8:00am to 1:00pm ET, and continues all weekend beginning Saturday, February 4 at 1:00pm ET through Monday, February 5 at 7:00 am ET.

Celebrated for her work as a ground-breaking actress who paved the way for women on television, Moore's career spanned from the 1950s beginning with television guest parts, to leading Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning TV roles in the 1960s and 1970s, and then to film roles including one Academy Award nomination and on to Broadway and a Tony Award winning performance.

In honor of her illustrious career, DECADES will feature Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Cavett Show, where she appeared in 1986, will present a Hollywood profile of her influential and successful career, followed by her 1986 starring role in the theatrical film Just Between Friends, co-starring Ted Danson and Christine Lahti, and will finish the day with an early appearance in the TV series 77 Sunset Strip. Then The DECADES Weekend Binge will feature the actress in her award-winning and critically acclaimed iconic TV series Mary Tyler Moore, with 84 continuing episodes offered back to back Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. A complete schedule of these special events is attached below. For more on the DECADES schedule and where to watch visit Decades.com.

DECADES Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore Program Schedule (All times Eastern)

Friday, February 3
8AM – The Dick Cavett Show (feat. Mary Tyler Moore)
9AM – The Dick Cavett Show (fear. Valerie Harper)
9:30AM – Hollywood Remembers: Mary Tyler Moore - Documentary looks back on the iconic career of Mary Tyler Moore.
10AM – Movie - Just Between Friends (1986) - Two women have their friendship tested by tragedy. Starring Mary Tyler Moore, co-starring Ted Danson and Christine Lahti.
12PM – 77 Sunset Strip – This episode was Mary Tyler Moore's third appearance on the series, which aired in 1960, right before her star-making turn as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961.

Saturday, February 4 Through Monday, February 6
1PM Decades Weekend Binge: Mary Tyler Moore - 84 episodes of the iconic and influential TV sitcom that aired from 1970-1977 and earned 29 Emmy Awards.

Movies! Network will air her 1986 film, Just Between Friends, on Sunday, February 12 at 8PM ET. Click here for more information and local tune in locations for Movies!

COZI TV

In tribute to the life and legacy of legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore, COZI TV will be airing a special marathon of The Dick Van Dyke Show on Sunday, January 29 starting at 1PM ET (check local listings). The 4 hour marathon will feature 8 episodes of the iconic television hit, featuring the legendary television couple of Moore and Van Dyke.

Episodes include:

1:00 PM: “The Sick Boy and the Sitter”
1:30 PM: “My Blonde-Haired Brunette”
2:00 PM: “Oh How We Met the Night that We Danced”
2:30 PM: “The Curious Thing About Women"
3:00 PM: “The Two Faces of Rob”
3:30 PM: “The Life and Love of Joe Coogan”
4:00 PM: “The Lady and the Babysitter”
4:30 PM: “The Last Chapter”


Young & Hungry

Freeform ordered additional episodes of its hit original comedy series Young & Hungry. The first half of season five premieres on Freeform on Monday, March 13, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The back half of season five will air at a later date. In the fourth season finale, Gabi and Josh decided to be "friends with benefits," much to the group's chagrin, after their previous attempts at a relationship went awry. In the fifth season, Gabi and Josh try to prove to everyone that they won't let feelings get in the way of their new arrangement, Sofia continues on the path to a career in journalism, and Josh faces an unexpected reunion with his estranged father. Comedy legend Betty White guest stars this season as neighbor Ms. Wilson. Television legend Carl Reiner will also appear. Michael Voltaggio will again appear as himself in an upcoming episode, and Heather Dubrow (The Real Housewives of Orange County) will also guest star.

Young & Hungry wrapped its fourth season on August 3, 2016, with strong season-to-season gains in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, powered by double digit increases across male demographics. The series was the No. 1 original ad-supported cable comedy for Summer 2016 in Adults 18-34 and cable TV's No. 1 series on Wednesdays at 8 o'clock across key target Adults 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Female (W18-34/W18-49/F12-34) demographics. The series and cast have been nominated for seven Teen Choice Awards and two People's Choice Awards since its premiere in the summer of 2014.


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03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 28

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a Boy Genius" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harley, Rachel, Georgie and Ethan attend their school spring formal dance, while Lewie and Beast camp out at home in the backyard.

Andi Mack - "It's Not About You" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi's frustration boils over when she discovers that Buffy has secretly been confiding in Bex instead of her; Cyrus double-dates with Jonah Beck, Amber and her friend Iris.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Friday, April 28

  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened), Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death), Clea Lewis (Ellen/Flying Blind) and David Anthony Higgins (Ellen/Malcolm in the Middle/Big Time Rush) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Ellen coming out episode, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Donald Trump, too much alcohol and the thing that saved his life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She also dishes about Imaginary Mary on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.