The Grinder is an American single-camera legal comedy television series created by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel which follows television actor Dean Sanderson, Jr., who returns to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, after his long-running television series, The Grinder, ends.
Though Dean is not a lawyer, he believes that his experience playing one on television makes him qualified to practice law. He decides to join his family's law firm, Sanderson & Yao, much to the chagrin of his younger brother Stewart, who is a real-life lawyer.
The cast includes Rob Lowe as Dean, Fred Savage as Stewart, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie, William Devane as Dean Sr. and Hana Hayes as Lizzie.
The Grinder is a production of Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Mary Elizabeth Ellis
and William Devane
Dean Sanderson Sr.