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Grady was a spin-off of the popular NBC sitcom Sanford and Son, focused on Fred G. Sanford's (Redd Foxx) absent-minded friend Grady Wilson, who was portrayed by Whitman Mayo. In this series, Fred Sanford's widower friend Grady moves out of Watts and moves in with his daughter and her family in Westwood section of Los Angeles. 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 ten episodes. Whitman Mayo returned to Sanford and Son and would go on to star in the revival series The Sanford Arms.
- Whitman Mayo as Grady Wilson
- Carole Cole as Ellie Wilson Marshall, Grady's daughter
- Joe Morton as Hal Marshall, Grady's Son-In-Law
- Rosanne Katon as Laurie Marshall, Grady's Granddaughter
- Haywood Nelson as Haywood Marshall, Grady's Grandson
- Jack Fletcher as Mr. Pratt
|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
|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
|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
|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
|5||5||"Night School"||Hal has a new student in his American history class: his father-in-law Grady.|| January
|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
|7||7||"The Strike"||Hal and his fellow teachers vote to go on strike.|| February
|8||8||"Bureaucracy"||Grady takes on the government after he fails to receive several social security checks.|| February
|9||9||"Grady Takes a Wife"||Ellie dreams that Grady marries a go-go dancer.|| March
|10||10||"The Weekend"||Hal and Ellie have a chance for a second honeymoon after Grady takes the kids away for the weekend.||*|
* The date of this episode is uncertain.