Lou Grant

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Lou Grant
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Premiere September 20, 1977
Finale September 13, 1982
Creator created by:
James L. Brooks
Allan Burns
Gene Reynolds
developed by:
Leon Tokatyan
Network CBS
Style 60-minute drama
Company MTM Enterprises
Seasons 5
Episodes 114
Origin USA

Lou Grant is a drama that aired on CBS.

Lou Grant worked at the fictitious Los Angeles Tribune daily newspaper as its city editor, a job he took after the WJM television station in Minneapolis fired him. (Though Mary Tyler Moore Show viewers were introduced to the character as a television news producer, the character noted many times during the series that he had begun his career as a print journalist.) This Lou Grant was somewhat different from the character as seen in the former Mary Tyler Moore series which this series was spun off from, in that the comedic nature of his interactions with others was toned down, given the more serious and dramatic nature of the material.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Edward Asner Lou Grant 1 2 3 4 5
Robert Walden Joe Rossi 1 2 3 4 5
Rebecca Balding Carla Mardigan1 1
Linda Kelsey Billie Newman2 1 2 3 4 5
Mason Adams Charlie Hume 1 2 3 4 5
Jack Bannon Art Donovan 1 2 3 4 5
Daryl Anderson Dennis "Animal" Price 1 2 3 4 5
Nancy Marchand Margaret Pynchon 1 2 3 4 5

1 episodes 1-3
2 episode 4-on

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 20, 1977 March 20, 1978 22
Season Two September 25, 1978 May 7, 1979 24
Season Three September 17, 1979 March 24, 1980 24
Season Four September 22, 1980 May 4, 1981 20
Season Five November 2, 1981 September 13, 1982 24

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