One of Asner's most famous roles is that of Lou Grant, a TV news director on the sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and a newspaper city editor on the drama "Lou Grant."
He is to appear on the March 14 episode of "The Middle."
The show stars Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher and Atticus Shaffer as the blue-collar Heck family, living in Indiana.
Heaton's father Chuck was a longtime sportswriter for The (Cleveland) Plain-Dealer.
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