Filmed a three-minute mini-pilot for Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) Season 1, Episode 1: "Love Is All Around". This pilot was produced for CBS executives and featured Asner in a scene with Mary Tyler Moore
in an effort to sell the executives on his casting.
Edward Asher | Ed Asner
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Did You Know?
(on making the transition from the comedy Mary Tyler Moore
(1970) to its dramatic spin-off series Lou Grant
(1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera half-hour comedy to a one-camera full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch - even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that.