Mary Tyler Moore to Join NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" in September

News   Mary Tyler Moore to Join NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" in September
The high-powered ladies of "Lipstick Jungle" will get a visit from original television workforce trailblazer Mary Tyler Moore during the second season of the popular NBC series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moore will join the show in recurring guest role as the retired mother of Brooke Shields' character, Wendy Healy. The writers of the series are reportedly incorporating Moore's history as a pioneer for single women in the workforce into her role. Moore joins the series on the season premiere Sept. 24.

Based on the novel penned by "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell, "Lipstick Jungle" stars Brooke Shields (Wonderful Town, "Nip/Tuck"), Kim Raver (Holiday, "24") and Lindsay Price ("Beverly Hills, 90210").

"I'm fortunate to have had a front row seat to the evolution of working women on television," Moore told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's been great fun to watch the strong female characters of 'Lipstick Jungle' go at it week after week. I absolutely adore Brooke and I'm delighted to be a part of a show which is so well written."

Mary Tyler Moore is well known for her self-titled, groundbreaking 1970's television series. Her screen credits include "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Rhoda" and "Mary." Moore earned a special Tony Award for her performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? Among her other Broadway credits are Sweet Sue and the musical adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Moore co-produced the 1985 Tony Award-winning revival of Joe Egg, as well as Safe Sex, The Octette Bridge Club and Noises Off. Together with Bernadette Peters, Moore founded the annual Broadway Barks pet adopt-a-thon.

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