Pilot News: Rob Lowe Is The Grinder in Upcoming Fox Comedy

Rob Lowe The Grinder

It’s time for Rob Lowe to brush up on his legal jargon.

The former Parks and Recreation actor has been tapped to star in Fox’s newly ordered pilot The Grinder, the network announced Thursday.

The single-cam comedy will star Lowe as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson — aka “The Grinder” — who, after his long-running hit series comes to an end, moves back to his small hometown and thinks he has the chops to take over his family’s law firm. (Fake it ’til you make it, right?)

Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (Yes Man) will write the pilot and executive-produce alongside Lowe, Jake Kasdan (New Girl) and Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted).

As announced last month, Lowe also will co-star in the 10-episode, NBC-acquired dramedy Apocalypse with Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace).

Do you have any objections to Lowe’s newest gig? Hit the comments!

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  1. Et Al says:

    Has he quit yet?

  2. Ray says:

    Legal dramas never fare well on FOX

  3. mdbchud says:

    Which Rob Lowe? Painfully Awkward? Crazy Hairy? Overly Paranoid? Come on TV Line, be specific!!!!

  4. herman1959 says:

    The Grinder sounds better than Apocalypse.

  5. ninamags says:

    Ugh, anything to get him off of those damn stupid, annoying dish or direct or whatever the hell commercials.

    So, so, so annoying. Hate them.