The Grinder (2015–2016)
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Pilot 

When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean moves back to his small hometown to take over his family's law firm.

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Writers:

Jarrad Paul (created by), Andrew Mogel (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Dean Sanderson
Fred Savage ... Stewart Sanderson
Mary Elizabeth Ellis ... Debbie Sanderson
Hana Hayes ... Lizzie Sanderson
Connor Kalopsis ... Ethan Sanderson
William Devane ... Dean Sanderson Sr.
Steve Little ... Todd
Tonita Castro ... Yolanda
Odette Annable ... Devin Stutz
Rose Abdoo ... Judge Stephanie Rossmyre
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Victor Ramirez
Brian Huskey ... Albert Krantz
Kumail Nanjiani ... Prosecutor Leonard
Melanie Liburd ... Ivy Dexter
Gregg Daniel ... Bartender
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When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean moves back to his small hometown to take over his family's law firm.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Grinder's clarification of whether an "adversary proceeding" is simply a "lawsuit that arises" in connection with a bankruptcy case is a succinct and technically correct summation of bankruptcy law and procedure. See more »

Quotes

Dean Sanderson: Couldn't sleep.
Stewart Sanderson: It's 8:30.
Dean Sanderson: Man I like what you got here.
Stewart Sanderson: Thank you Dean.
Dean Sanderson: You got it all figured it out. You know, you always have. The kids are growing up so good and Debbie, man. Wow I forgot how rad she is. It's beautiful to see. It's beautiful. I have none it.
Stewart Sanderson: Dean you are being a little dramatic.
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References ER (1994) See more »

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I only wish we were a Nielsen household
10 October 2015 | by breyer-41457See all my reviews

My fiancé and I are both attorneys and we loved this pilot! Yes, a little silly but that's the whole point. If you're any sort of professional and ever had a client say "But can't you just (insert description of something they saw on Boston Legal/Grey's Anatomy/some other show)," this show will resonate with you.

Rob Lowe portrays a self-absorbed TV star lawyer wonderfully - but with enough sensibility that the audience can see that he understands it's a caricature. Fred Savage does a great counterpoint as a brother who actually went to law school and works for a living. (Tho Fred, if you happen to read this, even the worst orators in court do not read flash cards so poorly. Anyone that tongue-tied goes into transactional law.) By the climatic courtroom scene in the pilot, we were laughing out loud.

Lowe's character's legal drama ran for eight years - we hope the creators of "The Grinder" can pull that off; you already have two fans here!


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