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TV Shows - Lou Grant

Lou Grant is an American television drama series starring Ed Asner as a newspaper editor. Aired from 1977 to 1982, the series won 13 Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series". Asner won the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" in 1978 and 1980. The series also won two Golden Globe awards, a Peabody award, an Eddie award, three awards from the Directors Guild of America, and two Humanitas prizes. Ed Asner became the only person to win an Emmy Award for both "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and "Actor in a Comedy Series" for portraying the same character, recognizing his work on this series and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Exit Stage Left...Larry Wilcox He help the show's stable balance
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1 I think the point was to show an "other side" to the Lou Grant character. Having lost his gig at WJM and the independent network news show he produced there he moved on to a more serious job at a newspaper and became a more serious guy. I also don't think he drank as much on this show as he did on MTM, when he was frequently drowning his sorrows (his divorce, bad ratings, etc.), and even ends up in bed with Sue Ann as a result once. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 14, 2012, 11:22 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
2 It never made sense to claim that this was the Lou Grant we all knew from the MTM show. He was nearly nothing like that character. Took itself entirely too seriously from the beginning -- a great example of a "spinoff" that showcases the vulnerability of a character who can't stand on his or her own. -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on September 2, 2010, 8:53 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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