TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.
Broadcast News was James L Brooks' second feature film; the follow up to his multiple Oscar winner "Terms of Endearment", and very much a remake and a rethink of his 1970s TV show "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"; with the William Hurt character Tom Grunick very much a bubble-headed update of the equally vacuous Ted Baxter anchorman character from that show; the Albert Brooks character an update of the petulant smart-alek Murray Slaughter character from that show; and the Jane Craig character a hybrid of the Lou Grant and Mary Richards characters. In Broadcast News Jane has a relationship and a crush on the bubble-headed anchorman character; and in the original concept of the show Mary was supposed to have a relationship with the shallow anchorman Ted also. In Broadcast News Albert Brooks's sarcastic, under-acheiver Aaron Altman character has an unrequited crush on Jane Craig; with whom he has a friendship; and on the Mary Tylre Moore Show Murray similarly is friends with Mary and has an unrequited crush on her also.
Folks, I've just received a special news bulletin: "You have something on your front tooth."
Throughout the series there are several continuity errors involving the clocks mounted on the wall behind Mary and Murray's desks. However, looking closely, you can see that they are not even running, as the second hands remain stationary.
Throughout Season 5, scenes of Mary and Rhoda walking down the street can be seen in the opening credits for a few episodes despite Rhoda having moved to New York.