Lou Grant (1977–1982)

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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

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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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 Art Donovan (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Dennis "Animal" Price / ... (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Mrs. Pynchon (114 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Billie Newman (111 episodes, 1977-1982)
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 Adam Wilson (89 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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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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Donovan: I don't know Lou. I can't stay cheerful and smiling 24 hours a day.
Lou Grant: What makes you think that's what your mother wants? She's seen you every way you can be and whatever it is you are, that's what she wants.
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shoehorned dialogue
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What do I mean, shoehorned dialogue? What I mean is this: it seems as though every issue-oriented episode (and there were a LOT of them) had someone spouting some obscure statistic as casually as they would say, "I'll take cream and two sugars in my coffee". The overly earnest dialogue was a harbinger of things to come--Quincy, ER, Designing Women all used the same technique to advance a largely left-wing agenda.

That being said, I really enjoyed Rossi and Billie's constant bickering. He never gave up (or had a clue). Ed Asner's portrayal was REALLY better in the MTM Show. The crustiness was just endearing, when he'd threaten to rearrange Ted Baxter's face. Here it was just pontificating. Sorry guys, just can't give the thumbs up to this one.


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