Moore will play Joyce, a retired high-powered exec who forces Wendy (Brooke Shields), her studio-head daughter, to re-evaluate the work vs. family dilemma. Having blazed a trail for working women back in the 1970s and 1980s, Joyce challenges Wendy’s idealistic notion of “having it all” — leaving her overachieving daughter in a tailspin.
“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.”
“I am excited and extremely honored to have an actress of Mary Tyler Moore’s stature and talent join our show,” said Shields.