Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1970, when The Mary Tyler Moore Show debuted, it hardly looked like a sure thing. Moore's success on The Dick Van Dyke Show was several years behind her, her career in movies had never quite caught fire, and many wondered if audiences would want to watch a show about a single woman in her early thirties. But The Mary Tyler Moore Show not only became a major success story, Moore and her producer (and husband) Grant Tinker also spun off three other successful series from the show's cast, and then fashioned a hit sitcom for comedian Bob Newhart, already the veteran of several failed comedies. Inside Television's Greatest: The Mary Tyler Moore Show & The Bob Newhart Show is a documentary which features interviews with members of the cast and creative team for both shows as they discuss how they came together and what makes them audience favorites to this day.
behind-the-scenes, comedy, film-clips, show-business