The Grinder

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Dean Sanderson is a famous TV lawyer who, after his hit series, "The Grinder," is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother at their family's real-life law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.


  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: 6.9 (10 votes)
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2015 - 2015
  • Episodes per season: 22
  • Network: FOX (US)


The Grinder - season 1

Season 1 (2015)

Rating: 7.4

Characters and Actors

Rob Lowe as Dean Sanderson in The Grinder

Dean Sanderson

Actor: Rob Lowe
Also in: Parks and Recreation
Fred Savage as Stewart Sanderson in The Grinder

Stewart Sanderson

Actor: Fred Savage
Also in: The Wonder Years
Hana Hayes as Lizzie Sanderson in The Grinder

Lizzie Sanderson

Actor: Hana Hayes
Natalie Morales as Claire in The Grinder


Actor: Natalie Morales
 Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie Sanderson in The Grinder

Debbie Sanderson

Actor: Mary Elizabeth Ellis
William Devane as Dean Sanderson, Sr in The Grinder

Dean Sanderson, Sr

Actor: William Devane
Also in: 24
Conor Kalopsis as Ethan Sanderson in The Grinder

Ethan Sanderson

Actor: Conor Kalopsis
Steve Little as Todd in The Grinder


Actor: Steve Little