Comedy Clicks – USA Edition – The Grinder

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was only around for one season but in that time was nominated for a Golden Globe – The Grinder



About the Show

Summary of Plot

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.- IMDb


Number of Seasons / Episodes

1 Seasons



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 Snr



  • Joel, Lizzie’s boyfriend, is played by John Owen Lowe, who is Rob Lowe’s son.
  • Rob Lowe and Natalie Morales both appeared on Parks and Recreation, although they did not have any scenes together.
  • William Devane previously played Fred Savage’s father on the short lived sitcom Crumbs (2006).
  • An early plot in the series was to involve how Stewart’s wife Debbie Sanderson was Dean’s old girlfriend, but the idea was dropped after the pilot.




A Clip of the show


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