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Mary Tyler Moore, that's who! The fabulous Ms. Moore will hopefully be pulling a Heather Locklear by joining the cast of Lipstick Jungle for several episodes. No, not the one with Lucy Liu. This is the other kind of vapid girl power show that debuted a few months back with Brooke Shields. In fact, Moore is going to be Brooke's new mommy. Wonder what Tom Cruise will have to say about that. The spunky star is a high-powered exec of some sort who will be giving her "you can have it all studio honcho daughter" a hard time. Hmm ... can't be any worse than Mary's old co-star Lou Grant being wasted on the promising, but disappointing Studio 60 as a high powered network executive. Maybe she'll be like Sally Field on Brothers and Sisters and completely make this show worth watching. Or maybe not. But for her "multi-episode arc" I will actually be forcing myself to tune into this series, which I guess is probably the whole point of getting her to play this role. Still, I have a hard time believing that she actually knows what she's getting into, even though she says, "I'm fortunate to have had a front row seat to the evolution of working women on television," said Moore. "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." Maybe she just watches the commercials. At least those make the show look kind of sexy and entertaining, unlike the actual series, which suffers from Swingtown syndrome (a series whose premise makes it sound way racier than it actually is.) Still ... happy to have Mary working again and back on TV, but I would rather have had her in a buddy comedy with Betty White instead.

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