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Lou Grant

Lou Grant Dates : 1977 - 1982
114 episodes of 60 min
First broadcasting : 22 Juin 1985
Creator(s) : James L Brooks et Allan Burns
Producer(s) : James L Brooks et Allan Burns
Music : Lance Rubin et Patrick Williams
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French Traduire


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.

The Actors

Edward Asner - Lou Grant

Edward Asner

(Lou Grant)


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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.

When the series aired on CBS on Monday nights, journalism classes would dismiss early, so that the faculty and students could watch the new episodes and discuss them in class.

Mrs. Pynchon, the widowed owner of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune, was based on Mrs. Graham, the real widowed owner of the Washington Post, and on Dolly Schiff.

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.

During the run of the show, the reporters switched from using typewriters to personal computers. The brand name was taped over on all of the computers.

A spinoff of the sitcom "Mary Tyler Moore" (1970), this is one of the only dramatic series in American TV history to originate from a comedy series.

One of the influences on the show was the film _All The President's Men (1976)_ . Actor Robert Walden appeared in both projects.

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.

The show "Room 222" (1969) takes place at the fictional Walt Whitman High School. The old building at Los Angeles High School, which was used for the exterior of Walt Whitman High, collapsed in the 1971 earthquake. The new building on that spot was used as the exterior for Whitman High in this series.


Filming locations:

Republic Studios/CBS Studio Center - 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest

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