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Mary Tyler Moore to appear on 'Jungle'

June 18, 2008 at 8:09 PM   |   Comments

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BURBANK, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Mary Tyler Moore is to appear in a multi-episode arc on the TV drama "Lipstick Jungle," starting with the season premiere, NBC said Wednesday.

The seven-time Emmy Award winner is to play a retired, high-powered business executive and the mother of Brooke Shields' character Wendy.

Moore's first appearance on the series will be in the show's Season 2 premiere Sept. 24, NBC said.

"I'm fortunate to have had a front row seat to the evolution of working women on television," Moore said in a statement. "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."

"I am excited and extremely honored to have an actress of Mary Tyler Moore's stature and talent join our show," Shields added.

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