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The Grinder 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2015–2016)
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Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood, thinking that his time on TV qualifies him to run his family's law firm.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Rob Lowe ...  Dean Sanderson 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Fred Savage ...  Stewart Sanderson 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ...  Debbie Sanderson 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Hana Hayes ...  Lizzie Sanderson 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Connor Kalopsis ...  Ethan Sanderson 22 episodes, 2015-2016
William Devane ...  Dean Sanderson Sr. 22 episodes, 2015-2016
Natalie Morales ...  Claire Lacoste 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Steve Little ...  Todd 21 episodes, 2015-2016
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Follows the life of a former hit TV series actor by the name of Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe). Dean has returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, after years of portraying a lawyer on the fictitious television show THE GRINDER in Hollywood. His years of portraying a lawyer on television have somehow given him the idea he is actually qualified to work in and perhaps run his family's real-life law firm. Written by DeAlan Wilson - www.ComedyE.com

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Two brothers. One's a lawyer. The other played one on TV. See more »

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Rob Lowe and Fred Savage both appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Rob Lowe played a younger version of Dr. Evil's Henchman Number 2 (regularly played by Robert Wagner) in a time travel sequence while Fred Savage played Number 3, a mole in Dr. Evil's organization. See more »

Quotes

Stewart Sanderson: Dean, can I just talk to you for a quick sec?
Dean Sanderson: No, we don't have time for quick secs.
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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) See more »

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Fred Savage and Rob Lowe are great as brothers
2 October 2015 | by quorthon-08298See all my reviews

Fred Savage and Rob Lowe are great as brothers and have instant chemistry. You quickly wonder why Savage hasn't been acting more(I read he was directing mostly).

The best comedy pilot I have watched in quite awhile - couldn't stop laughing. This is the opposite of many recent "comedies" where the laughs are few and mostly just a chuckle at best.

The Secondary characters also seem like they will be good and contribute also.

If you liked Rob Lowe in Wayne's World or his direct TV commercials, you'll like this...


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29 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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