The Mary Tyler Moore Show : Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Season five of The Mary Tyler Moore Show opens with the distinct probability that Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) will spend some time in the slammer. Having produced a TV report on graft in high places, Mary refuses to reveal her source to a Federal grand jury. The result: a contempt charge, a summons, and a gentleman with handcuffs at Mary's doorstep. Barbara Colby makes the first of two series appearances as Sherry, the "working girl" with whom wide-eyed Mary ends up sharing a jail cell. First telecast on September 14, 1974, "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?" earned an Emmy award for scriptwriters Ed Weinberger and Stan Daniels.