Lou Grant (1977–1982)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 24 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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 Lou Grant (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Joe Rossi (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Charlie Hume (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Adam Wilson (76 episodes, 1977-1982)
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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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20 September 1977 (USA)  »

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The producers of the show wanted to air a final episode that dealt with the paper going out of business. They actually interviewed reporters from real newspapers that closed in order to prepare for this episode. The show was taken off the air before that episode could be filmed. See more »

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Mrs. Pynchon: [to a man in a crowded elevator who is smoking a cigar] Would you please put that thing out?
Man in elevator: Whaddya own the elevator or something?
Mrs. Pynchon: [haughtily] The elevator, the building, the block!
Man in elevator: Oh, well then you must own this, too.
[hands her the burning cigar and steps off the elevator]
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Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) See more »

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Simply the best
7 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Judged by 1977-82 standards, this show was peerless.

Today, it's a bit "dated" in certain ways. But these elements actually make it a valuable portrait of its era.

Talented cast, right down the line. Terrific writing. Skillful, sensitive directing. Highly relevant. Courageous. And one of TV's all-time-best role models in the lead.

Every Emmy -- & there were MANY -- was fully deserved. Also the Peabody, the Humanitas, & all the other awards it won.

Each season was as strong as or stronger than its predecessor; this is one show that was NOT running out of steam.

In fact, during the Reagan Years, we needed it more than ever! (Would have loved to see its take on Iran-Contra.)

Shame on CBS for bowing to pressure because of Asner's politics and the show's oft-controversial scripts.

LOU still shines.

Waiting impatiently for (legal) DVD release!


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