10 Memorable Things About 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'

1. SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO SHOOT A PILOT
Obviously, these days, it’s not exactly shocking to find out that CBS ordered The Mary Tyler Moore Show straight to series. However, in those days, it was pretty unprecedented, not least because Mary Tyler Moore’s star was actually fading. After a disappointing movie career in the wake of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore was only offered the show after a variety one-off she did with former co-star Dick Van Dyke in 1969 called Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman.
Mary and the gang
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