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The Grinder: Season 1 (2015-2016)



Critic Consensus: The Grinder's humor is buoyed by Rob Lowe and Fred Savage's chemistry as a hilarious new odd couple.


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Sitcom about a popular TV lawyer whose drama series ends, so he returns to his hometown to work in the family law firm, where he squares off with his younger brother.lauren


Rob Lowe
as Dean Sanderson
Fred Savage
as Stewart Sanderson
William Devane
as Dean Sanderson Sr.
Hana Hayes
as Lizzie
Timothy Olyphant
as Rake Grinder
Maya Rudolph
as Jillian
Jerry Minor
as Principal Davis
Jason Alexander
as Cliff Bemis
Anne Archer
as Leonore
Michael Showalter
as Sandy Malmuth
Nathan Fielder
as Off. Collins
Carl Edwards
as Dep. Strauss
Kenny Lucas
as Cory Manler
Richard Schiff
as Gordon Stutz
Odette Annable
as Devin Stutz
Dennis Haysbert
as Special Agent
Tony Sirico
as Sebastian Cole
Johnowen Lowe
as Joel Zadak
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
Megan Heyn
as Miranda
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Critic Reviews for The Grinder: Season 1

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (28)

Rob Lowe and Fred Savage play brothers, which by itself requires a massive suspension of disbelief. Savage's Stewart Anderson is a lawyer, and Lowe's Dean Anderson plays one on TV. WORLDS COLLIDE.

September 22, 2015 | Full Review…

[The stars are] an odd couple with potential.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There's a strong supporting cast, including Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales.

September 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Rob Lowe exudes clueless charisma as Dean Sanderson, an actor fresh off eight top-rated seasons of The Grinder.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

The premise isn't unfamiliar, but Lowe and Fred Savage make terrific brothers, and lots of little twists keep the comedy coming.

September 9, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The Grinder is clever. It has a great time sending up the clichés of lawyer shows, while also reveling in them.

September 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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A silly show that would not have survived without Rob Lowe's charms


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