Lou Grant

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Gary David Goldberg, Creator of Family Ties, Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of the classic sitcom Family Ties, has died, according to Variety. He was 68.

Goldberg died in Montecito, Calif. after a battle with brain cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, Goldberg began his television writing career in the '70s working on qsuch shows as The Bob Newhart Show, The Last Resort and Lou Grant, the latter of which earned him his first Emmy. 

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’s Laurence Haddon Dies at 90

Haddon passed away May 10 in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia.

Haddon got his start in entertainment as a stage and live TV actor in the late 1950s after serving as a Merchant Marine in WWII. He shared the Broadway stage with Larry Hagman and Julie Harris in 1959's The Warm Peninsula.

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Ed Asner to Reprise Original Hawaii Five-0 Role for Reboot

Ed Asner

Ed Asner will reprise his guest-starring role from the original Hawaii Five-0 for an upcoming episode of the CBS reboot, the network announced Thursday.

The seven-time Emmy winner, 82, first guest-starred on a 1975 episode of the crime series as a rising world class smuggler named August March. August, now a reformed man after spending 30 years behind bars, returns when the Five-0 team asks him to... read more

Ed Asner Signs On to CMT Comedy Pilot

Ed Asner

Television veteran Ed Asner has been cast in CMT's comedy pilot Regular Joe, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Asner — who voiced the lead character in last year's hit animated feature Up — will star as ... read more

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Premiered: September 20, 1977, on CBS
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Premise: Trading comedy for drama, the gruff newsman from `The Mary Tyler Moore Show' made a new start as the city editor of a Los Angeles daily. Sometimes tackling controversial subjects (among them, child abuse and gun control) and portraying newspaper journalism realistically, the series received many honors, including a Peabody and several Emmys. Edward Asner became the first actor to win Emmys playing the same role in different series.

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