Premise: Mary Richards is a thirty-something single woman who settles in Minneapolis after breaking up with a boyfriend. She lands a job as an associate producer of the evening news at WJM-TV, which happens to be the area's lowest-rated station. Her boss, Lou Grant, hates her spunk but often looks to her to solve newsroom (or even personal) problems. Mary's other coworkers include news writer Murray Slaughter, egomaniacal anchorman Ted Baxter and ``Happy Homemaker'' Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White). Mary's home is a modest studio apartment -- and her upstairs neighbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, quickly becomes a good friend. Later in the series, Mary moves to a plush high-rise apartment before leaving Minneapolis and WJM for good.
S05, E15 (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1974)
Ted insinuates that he is having a romance with Mary.
S03, E04 (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1972)
When Rhoda's parents visit Minneapolis, her mother confides that their marriage is on the rocks.