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Lou Grant 

The trials of a former television station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Edward Asner ...  Lou Grant 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Robert Walden ...  Joe Rossi 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Mason Adams ...  Charlie Hume 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Jack Bannon ...  Art Donovan 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Daryl Anderson ...  Dennis "Animal" Price / ... 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Nancy Marchand ...  Mrs. Pynchon 114 episodes, 1977-1982
Linda Kelsey ...  Billie Newman 111 episodes, 1977-1982
Allen Williams ...  Adam Wilson / ... 94 episodes, 1977-1982
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Storyline

After everyone on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" got fired, Lou Grant went to Los Angeles and became city editor of the L.A. Tribune, owned by Mrs. Pynchon, with whom Lou often has loud but sympathetic arguments. Lots of social causes and interpersonal relationships. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

According to Ed Asner when they first started Lou Grant, he said it was difficult to adjust to the fact that CBS had billed the show as a comedy, when in fact it was a drama, he said it was also difficult coming into the show after doing 25 minute shows to 45 minute shows. See more »

Quotes

Billie Newman: I hate it when people tell me to calm down!
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A Big Surprise
20 October 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

When I first heard about this show twenty six years ago (God, time flies), I thought this would be an extension of the show it spun off from, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". What a surprise it was when this show turned out to be probably the greatest newspaper dramas in television history. The show wasn't afraid to take on controversial issues and even though it was a drama, it still had its lighter moments. Also, even though Ed Asner was the lead, it was more of an ensemble and the whole cast was great. This was an exceptional show and it is a lost classic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Lou Grant See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(113 episodes) | (114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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4:3
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