Television icon Mary Tyler Moore will play the mother of Brooke Shields’ character on the NBC drama “Lipstick Jungle” for the season premiere September 24th and for an unspecified number of additional appearances in a multi-episode arc.
Moore plays “Joyce,” a retired high-powered executive who blazed the trail for working women and challenges her daughter’s idealistic notion of “having it all” as Shields’ “Wendy” faces the work vs. family dilemma.
"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," she added.
Moore’s long career in television began with the role of “Laura Petrie” on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from 1961-66. During the 1970s, she starred in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which garnered 29 Emmys during its seven-year run, including four for its star. She also has numerous film credits.
“Lipstick Jungle” is executive-produced by Oliver Goldstick, Timothy Busfield and Candace Bushnell. Based on the book by Bushnell, "Lipstick Jungle" is from Universal Media Studios.