Mary Tyler Moore on That '70s Show
August 24, 2005
at 04:50:00 PM
Legendary TV star Mary Tyler Moore will return to her
original Studio City soundstage this fall when she
guest-stars on three episodes of That '70s Show.
A visit from Mary
Tyler Moore will inject even more nostalgia into
That '70s Show.
That '70s Show--which
is filmed on the same soundstage that was home to
The Mary Tyler Moore Show--has hired Ms. Moore
herself for a three-episode guest-starring role in its
upcoming eighth season. The episodes will air sometime
in early 2006, although exact dates have yet to be
In a nod to Moore's sweet-as-pie Mary
Tyler Moore Show character, she'll play Christine
St. George, anchor of Point Place's daily news show,
What's Up Wisconsin?. Christine, a regular patron
of the hair salon where Fez works as a shampoo boy,
charms her fans with a sugary persona that vanishes when
the cameras stop rolling. When Jackie lands a job as
Christine's personal assistant, she quickly discovers
that Kitty's favorite local celebrity is far less
agreeable than everyone thinks.
Mary Tyler Moore has won seven Emmy
Awards during her long and fruitful acting career, which
was launched with Moore's turn as Laura Petrie on the
1960s hit The Dick Van Dyke Show. Moore went on
to star in her own sitcom, and then took the film world
by force with the likes of Ordinary People,
Six Weeks, and Flirting with Disaster. She
has also appeared in plays such as Whose Life Is It
Anyway? and The Gin Game, and in
made-for-TV movies like Stolen Babies and
Like Mother, Like Son.
Moore will be the third member of The
Mary Tyler Moore Show's cast to visit Point Place,
as fellow alumnae Valerie Harper and Betty White have
already made guest appearances on That '70s Show.