Grady (U.S. TV series)

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Grady
Developed byRedd Foxx
Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein
StarringWhitman Mayo
Carole Cole
Joe Morton
Rosanne Katon
Haywood Nelson
Jack Fletcher
Opening themeJohn Addison
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes10
Production
Running timeapprox. 0:30 (per episode)
Production company(s)Bud Yorkin Productions
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseDecember 4, 1975 – March 11, 1976
Chronology
Related showsSanford and Son
Sanford Arms
Sanford

Grady is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Sanford and Son that aired on NBC from December 4, 1975 to March 11, 1976. Whitman Mayo reprises his role as Fred Sanford's widower friend Grady, who leaves Watts to move in with his daughter and her family in Westwood. Executive producer Norman Lear served as a consultant to the show.

The series never found a solid audience, and was canceled after just ten episodes. Whitman Mayo returned to Sanford and Son and would go on to star in the revival series Sanford Arms.

Cast[edit]

Redd Foxx made a special guest appearance as Fred Sanford in the second episode.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Be It Ever So Humble"December 4, 1975 (1975-12-04)
Grady says goodbye to Fred. Later, Fred pays Grady a visit, helping him out by bringing him his luggage.
2"The Driving Force"December 11, 1975 (1975-12-11)
Grady is tired of riding the bus and decides that he wants to learn to drive. His family, however, has concerns. After passing his test, he overhears his family talking. To make sure they don't worry, he tells them he didn't take the test and resolves not to drive.
3"Merry Birthday, Happy Xmas"December 18, 1975 (1975-12-18)
While Ellie greets the guests for Grady's surprise birthday party, Hal keeps the guest of honor occupied at a local bar.
4"Grady's Night In"December 25, 1975 (1975-12-25)
Grady turns sleuth to track down the thief who stole two rolls of quarters from the Grady kitchen.
5"Night School"January 8, 1976 (1976-01-08)
Hal has a new student in his American history class: his father-in-law Grady.
6"The Meterman"January 22, 1976 (1976-01-22)
Grady's scheme of feeding expired parking meters, then asking the car owners for reimbursement, earns him unwanted attention in the news.
7"The Strike"January 29, 1976 (1976-01-29)
Hal and his fellow teachers vote to go on strike.
8"Bureaucracy"February 12, 1976 (1976-02-12)
Grady takes on the government after he fails to receive several social security checks.
9"Grady Takes a Wife"March 4, 1976 (1976-03-04)
Ellie dreams that Grady marries a go-go dancer.
10"The Weekend"March 11, 1976 (1976-03-11)
Hal and Ellie have a chance for a second honeymoon after Grady takes the kids away for the weekend.

Broadcast[edit]

The pilot episode was repackaged as an episode of Sanford and Son and is a part of its syndication package. An episode of this series aired on TV Land during a Norman Lear tribute in 2003.

Home media[edit]

On July 12, 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment released The Best of Grady on DVD in Region 1 as a manufacture on demand release. It has every episode excluding episode #3 "Merry Birthday, Happy Christmas".[1][2]

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