FOX has ordered a full season of new comedy THE GRINDER, it was announced by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“THE GRINDER is the perfect combination of razor-sharp wit and relatable family dynamics — two hallmarks of successful comedies,” said Madden. “The critics have embraced this original, fresh and funny show, and the talented cast – led by Rob Lowe and Fred Savage – has done such an incredible job infusing it with biting humor and heartfelt moments. We are so excited about the storylines that these fantastic producers have planned for the rest of the season.”
Season to date, THE GRINDER has delivered year-over-year gains, lifting FOX’s average in the time period by +70% among Adults 18-49 versus last fall.
In the next all-new episode of THE GRINDER, “A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer),” airing Tuesday, Nov. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), just as Dean (Rob Lowe) prepares to give up on what he thinks is a hopeless search for love, he is reunited with Gail (guest star Christina Applegate), an old flame who restores his belief in romance. Meanwhile, Deb (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) encourages Stewart (Fred Savage) to change his strict ways and let Lizzie (Hana Hayes) have a supervised date with Joel Zadak (guest star Johnowen Lowe).