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

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  • One of the influences on the show was the film All the President's Men. Actor Robert Walden appeared in both projects.
  • During the primetime run of the show (1977-1982), Edward Asner became increasingly vocal on behalf of various liberal political causes. Although the series had slipped in ratings by 1982,…
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    During the primetime run of the show (1977-1982), Edward Asner became increasingly vocal on behalf of various liberal political causes. Although the series had slipped in ratings by 1982, many critics speculated that the actor's politics played a major role in the show's cancellation.
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  • 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.
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