Lou Grant: Season 1 (1977 - 1978)


Season 1
Lou Grant

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Lou Grant seamlessly transplants Ed Asner's beloved comic creation into a dramatic setting, with a solid ensemble and another newsroom that gets top marks for authenticity.

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 20, 1977

Lou, fired from his TV job, leaves Minneapolis and becomes city editor on the faltering Los Angeles Tribune.

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Air date: Sep 27, 1977

A dead thief's brother orders hostage Rossi to rewrite a story about a shooting; guest John Rubinstein.

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Air date: Oct 4, 1977

Lou's con-artist pal (Eugene Roche) offers him an exclusive interview with a missing tycoon.

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Air date: Oct 11, 1977

Lou competes with the editor of the paper's feature section over whose reporter is to cover an important murder story.

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Air date: Oct 18, 1977

Billie probes anti-Semitic activities of an American fascist group; guests Brian Dennehy, Peter Weller.

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Air date: Oct 25, 1977

Lou has trouble ending his relationship with a Tribune reporter's widow; guest Joyce Van Patten.

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Air date: Nov 1, 1977

Billie becomes personally involved in her story when she investigates an apparent street gang shooting.

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Air date: Nov 8, 1977

Billie's accuracy causes her to miss a deadline; Rossi's speedy reporting yields errors.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1977

Lou's observation of a manslaughter trial leads him to question an elderly judge's (Barnard Hughes) mental competence.

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Air date: Nov 22, 1977

Lou fears he has pressured Rossi into taking unnecessary risks while doing a feature on mental hospitals.

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Cast & Crew

Edward Asner
Lou Grant

Actor
Mason Adams
Charlie Hume

Actor
Robert Walden
Joe Rossi

Actor
Linda Kelsey
Billie Newman

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Nancy Marchand
Mrs. Pynchon

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Jack Bannon
Art Donovan

Actor
Daryl Anderson
Dennis Animal Price

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