Video: The New Season: Boomers and Humors

How tough are times for the networks? Just look at the plight of two of TV's most cherished stars, both returning in CBS sitcoms this fall: Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke. The pilot episode of The Van Dyke Show (in which Dick plays a Broadway star who helps his son run a regional theater) had to be scrapped and redone when the network decided it wasn't funny enough. Mary's comeback vehicle (she plays a divorced mother who marries a structural engineer with children of his own) also had to be reworked when the producers switched the actor playing Mary's...

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