Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1977
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Lou Grant

A continuation of the character of Lou Grant, created by Edward Asner on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Lou Grant moves to Los Angeles where he becomes the city editor of the fictitious Los Angeles Tribune. The program attempts to provide a look at the workings of a large city newspaper and provides a forum for airing and debating topical issues.

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05x24 Charlie Aired: Sep. 13, 1982

Charlie has a bad day when he has to fire misfits and deal with complaints from reporters regarding their jobs.

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The show had 5 seasons and 114 episodes air between 1977 and 1982.

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  • A spinoff of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, this is one of the only dramatic series in American TV history to originate from a comedy series.
  • The Trib uncovered numerous scandals in the small city of Newton, California. Newton is the name of an LAPD district, but there is no city of Newton, California.
  • When CBS canceled the series in 1982, NBC considered picking it up, but ultimately decided against it. Grant Tinker, who was chairman of NBC at the time, later commented that the reason the…
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    When CBS canceled the series in 1982, NBC considered picking it up, but ultimately decided against it. Grant Tinker, who was chairman of NBC at the time, later commented that the reason the network passed on the show was because they judged it as "a little tired".
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