Mary (1985)

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Premiere December 11, 1985
Finale April 9, 1986
Creator Ken Levine &
David Isaacs
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company MTM Enterprises
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

Mary is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

In Mary, Moore plays Mary Brenner, a 40-ish divorcée working at a second rate tabloid, the Chicago Eagle. She had formerly been a high-profile writer at a fashion magazine which had recently gone out of business and was now reduced to writing a consumer-assistance column, "Helpline", helping to expose substandard business practices and products and the often uncaring reaction of government to these problems. Her boss, Managing Editor Frank DeMarco, concentrated on sensationalism as he was convinced as that was what really sold papers. He was also quite a ladies' man, and was attracted to Mary, as she was to him, but she found dealing with that situation to be quite awkward.

Also working at the Eagle were the cynical, chain-smoking columnist Jo Tucker, the condescending theater critic Ed LaSalle; and Tully, a copy editor who could scarcely function because he was going blind but knew he wasn't going away; his job had strong protection from the union. Neighbors included Susan Wilcox, Mary's good friend, whose fiancé Lester Mintz seemed to be somehow "connected".



Actor Character
Main Cast
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Brenner
James Farentino Frank DeMarco
John Astin Ed LaSalle
David Byrd Vincent Tully
Katey Sagal Jo Tucker
James Tolkan Lester Mintz
Carlene Watkins Susan Wilcox


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One December 11, 1985 April 9, 1986 13


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