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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Advokat See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

William Devane previously played Fred Savage's father on the short lived sitcom Crumbs (2006). See more »

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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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Literally laughing out loud with this show
11 December 2015 | by frenchmonkeysSee all my reviews

There seems to be a trend at the moment for comedy shows (particularly those from out cousins across the pond) to show situations that are painfully embarrassing for the protagonist, and then dragging those moments out far too long to remain interesting or even amusing - they're just painful and sad.

This show is different. Sure, there're similar moments, but they remain funny by not being overly laboured and they're mixed in with other types of humour - I have a smile on my face throughout, and genuinely laugh out loud frequently - that's not typical for me; I'm really enjoying this show.

The basic premise is, of course, utterly ridiculous, and is both ridiculed and legitimised by other characters in the show. It's predictable, but in the most delightful way, doesn't demand too much of the viewer, but still doesn't come across as dumb, or that it expects the viewer lacks the intelligence for more sophisticated humour. It just works, and after watching an episode I feel entertained, happier, more upbeat; it does everything a comedy show should, and I can't wait for the show's return in the new year.


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