MeTV remembers Ed Asner with some of Lou Grant's best Mary Tyler Moore Show episodes
The tribute includes the first and last episode of the groundbreaking sitcom.
We lost a TV icon with the passing of Ed Asner. While people might remember him as the cranky-but-loveable Carl Fredricksen in Up or Santa Claus from Elf, there's no denying that he leapt into TV legend with his role as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its successful spin-off, Lou Grant. In fact, he would get five out of his seven Emmy wins as Grant, making him the male performer with the most Emmy awards in history.
In tribute to Asner, MeTV will be running four episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Sunday, September 5, highlighing some of Asner's best performances as Grant. Episodes include:
- "Love is All Around" — Lou Grant hires Mary Richards to WJM-TV in the premiere episode!
- "Once I Had a Secret Love" — After a few too many drinks, Lou has a fling with Sue Ann and asks Mary to keep it a secret.
- "Lou Dates Mary" — After another disappointing date, Georgette suggests Mary date Lou.
- "The Last Show" — There isn't a dry eye to be found in this emotional final episode.
The two-hour tribute will air on Sunday, September 5, at 2PM | 1C.
In addition, MeTV will run Asner's 1963 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, "To Kill a Butterfly" the same night at 1AM | 12C.