Grady (TV series)

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Developed by Redd Foxx
Saul Turteltaub
Bernie Orenstein
Starring Whitman Mayo
Carole Cole
Joe Morton
Rosanne Katon
Haywood Nelson
Jack Fletcher
Opening theme John Addison
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Running time approx. 0:30 (per episode)
Production company(s) Bud Yorkin Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network NBC
Original release December 4, 1975 – March 11, 1976
Related shows Sanford and Son
Sanford Arms

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.

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


Episode list[edit]

Series # Season # Title Notes Original air date
1 1 "Be It Ever So Humble" Grady says goodbye to Fred. Later, Fred pays Grady a visit, helping him out by bringing him his luggage. December 4, 1975
2 2 "The Driving Force" 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. December 11, 1975
3 3 "Merry Birthday, Happy Xmas" While Ellie greets the guests for Grady's surprise birthday party, Hal keeps the guest of honor occupied at a local bar. December 18, 1975
4 4 "Grady's Night In" Grady turns sleuth to track down the thief who stole two rolls of quarters from the Grady kitchen. December 25, 1975
5 5 "Night School" Hal has a new student in his American history class: his father-in-law Grady. January 8, 1976
6 6 "The Meterman" Grady's scheme of feeding expired parking meters, then asking the car owners for reimbursement, earns him unwanted attention in the news. January 22, 1976
7 7 "The Strike" Hal and his fellow teachers vote to go on strike. January 29, 1976
8 8 "Bureaucracy" Grady takes on the government after he fails to receive several social security checks. February 12, 1976
9 9 "Grady Takes a Wife" Ellie dreams that Grady marries a go-go dancer. March 4, 1976
10 10 "The Weekend" Hal and Ellie have a chance for a second honeymoon after Grady takes the kids away for the weekend. March 11, 1976

DVD releases[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]


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.


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