TV offers a cascade of Mary Tyler Moore memories

By Mike Hughes

Memories of Mary
Tyler Moore are being rushed back to TV. In many cases, they'll have
her fans finding new locations – digital-TV, satellite, streaming
services and beyond.

Moore – who died
Wednesday, at 80 – was a star of traditional TV. Her CBS shows --
“The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” --
combined for six seasons in Nielsen's top-10 ... sometimes joined by
other shows (“Rhoda,” “Phyllis,” etc.) from her MTM company.

So it was logical
that CBS was the first spot to have a retrospective. It set “Mary
Tyler Moore: Love is All Around” for 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.
Others – on ABC, cable and beyond -- include:

-- Fridays: The
Sundance cable channel has “Mary Tyler Moore Show” reruns. The
current schedule calls for five this week (between 7:47 and 10:42
a.m.) and seven on Feb. 3 (8:30 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.).

-- Friday: “20/20,”
at 10 p.m.on ABC, will devote its hour to Moore, including Barbara
Walters interviews.

-- Saturday:
Sundance plans to show the entire final season. The 24-episode
marathon starts at 6 a.m.

-- Sunday: MeTV
starts a three-hour marathon of the best episodes. That includes the
pilot film at 2 p.m., the famed “Chucky the Clown” episode at
3:30 and the finale at 4:30. MeTV is on satellite and cable, but also
shows up in most markets on one of the digital sub-stations run by
local stations. Check
and insert your zip code.

-- Monday: GetTV
airs “Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman” at 11 p.m., followed by
a 1960 “Johnny Staccato” in which a 23-year-old Moore plays an
actress being terrorized. GetTV is on the Dish network (373) and on
sub-stations (check
and insert zip code). The “Other Woman” special was key: Fresh
from a Broadway failure, Moore drew raves and high ratings alongside
Van Dyke; that led to the CBS offer for her own show ... and to the
creation of her company.

-- Any time: “Mary
Tyler Moore Show” and “Dick Van Dyke Show” reruns are streamed
on and on Comcast's Xfinity.

-- Also: Individual
PBS stations are rerunning “Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration.” And
there are Moore's movies, including her Oscar-nominated role in the
1980 “Ordinary People.”