Lou Grant (TV Series 1977–1982) Poster



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Spun-off from 

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) (TV Series)
Lou Grant is Mary Richards' boss at WJM-TV.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Cindy Williams/Sander Vanocur (1977) (TV Episode)
Sander Vanocur refers to Ed Asner's upcoming series
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Blues Brothers (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Sneak Previews: Take 2: Going to the Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says that if you watch this series you know that newspaper offices have switched from typewriters to computers.
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
Barney Miller: The Psychic (1981) (TV Episode)
Pollock, in describing a psychic vision, mentions that "they cancelled Lou Grant".
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update, Tony Rosato appears as Lou Grant
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Steve Martin/Sylvester Stallone (1982) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions that the series is concluding
Saturday Night Live: Ed Asner/The Kinks (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the monologue
Growing Pains: Jealousy (1985) (TV Episode)
"They think we all look like Lou Grant."
Moon Over Parador (1988)
Roberto says, "I love 'Lou Grant.'"
Hi Honey, I'm Home: Elaine Takes a Wife (1992) (TV Episode)
Mary Tyler Moore's Georgette says that "Lou spun off."
Animaniacs: The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special (1994) (TV Episode)
"City Desk Editor: Lou Grant" is listed in the closing credits.
Women of the House: The Conjugal Cottage (1995) (TV Episode)
Ed mentions the show.
Biography: Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
"He's Mrs. Pynchon."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Riding with Death (1997) (TV Episode)
"Lou Grant's Office"
Godzilla (1998)
Referenced by name.
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.207 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "TV Spin-Offs" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Is This a Rerun?"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions that if you watch the show, you'll know that newspaper writers have switched from typewriters to computers
The Cinema Snob: Gnardians of the Galaxy (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned when the Snob rambles off unrelated names

Featured in 

Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clips featured as part of Mary Tyler Moore tribute.

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