The Grinder
Season 1

s01e01 / Pilot

30th Sep '15 - 12:30am

When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family's law firm, where he butts heads with his brother, Stewart.

2544 have watched this episode

s01e02 / A Hero Has Fallen

7th Oct '15 - 12:30am
A Hero Has Fallen

After the exciting and victorious Krantz case, Sanderson & Yao gets flooded with cases. Dean, in his usual fashion, wants them to pick the next big case. Stewart disagrees, but he realizes that telling Dean he can't do something only will make him want to do it more. Soo Stewart decides to encourage Dean and the plan backfires. Meanwhile, Dean inspires Debbie to go for a promotion at work using a "big dog" approach, which puts her job in jeopardy

2363 have watched this episode

s01e03 / The Curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan

14th Oct '15 - 12:30am
The Curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan

Convinced that the only explanation for Claire's non-interest in him is that she's a mole, Dean tells Stewart that Claire is sharing secrets with a rival firm. Although Stewart dismisses the accusation, Dean is set on proving his brother wrong. Meanwhile, Deb and Claire strike up a friendship, the gossipy nature of which propels Stewart to question whether Claire can be trusted after all.

2114 have watched this episode

s01e04 / Little Mitchard No More

21st Oct '15 - 12:30am
Little Mitchard No More

When a new couple, Lyle and Vanessa Gerhart, comes into their life, Stewart and Deb deal with "The Dean Effect" - people liking you only because you have a famous brother. Meanwhile, Dean finds himself in a similar situation with Claire, the first person he's ever met who isn't affected by his celebrity.

1963 have watched this episode

s01e05 / A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer)

4th Nov '15 - 1:30am
A Bittersweet Grind (Une Mouture Amer)

ust as Dean prepares to give up on what he thinks is a hopeless search for love, he is reunited with Gail, an old flame who restores his belief in romance. Meanwhile, Deb encourages Stewart to change his strict ways and let Lizzie have a supervised date with Joel Zadak.

1881 have watched this episode

s01e06 / Dedicating This One to the Crew

11th Nov '15 - 1:30am
Dedicating This One to the Crew

When Ethan chooses to audition for the school play instead of following in his father's footsteps by joining the tech crew, it highlights the differences between those who seem destined for the spotlight and those who live their lives in the shadows. Meanwhile, Stewart confronts Dean Sr. about how he gave his two sons very different life advice.

1800 have watched this episode

s01e07 / Buckingham Malice

18th Nov '15 - 1:30am
Buckingham Malice

Stewart convinces Dean he can't keep using his celebrity if he really wants to be a "regular guy". But when the brothers find themselves in serious trouble, Dean's fame might be the only way to bail them out. Meanwhile, Debbie gets an assistant, and ends up being more of an assistant to her.

1740 have watched this episode

s01e08 / Giving Thanks, Getting Justice

25th Nov '15 - 1:30am
Giving Thanks, Getting Justice

After spending several holidays away from the family, Dean is thrilled to be reunited with them for his first real Thanksgiving celebration in a long time. But his overexcitement and meddling brings a major, unexpected family secret to light. Meanwhile, a series of flashbacks reveal the chain of events that led to Dean's departure from his hit TV drama.

1684 have watched this episode

s01e09 / Grinder Rests in Peace

2nd Dec '15 - 1:30am
Grinder Rests in Peace

"The Grinder: New Orleans" - a spinoff of the original hit series, asks Dean to film a scene giving closure to his beloved character, Mitch Grinder. Not surprisingly, Dean struggles with being replaced by his TV brother, Rake. Meanwhile Stewart, who has also been feeling replaced by his brother in Ethan's eyes, jumps at the opportunity to get Dean back into acting and out of his hair.

1692 have watched this episode

s01e10 / The Olyphant in the Room

6th Jan '16 - 2:30am
The Olyphant in the Room

After Dean catches Timothy Olyphant making out with Claire, he thinks he can "win her back" by taking the lead on a case - and using very questionable tactics - representing a friend of hers. Meanwhile, Stewart is excited that a reporter is writing a story on him, but becomes upset when Dean steals the spotlight.

1654 have watched this episode

s01e11 / Exodus

20th Jan '16 - 2:30am

Stewart and Deb tell Dean it's time for him to find his own place. Meanwhile, a rival law firm attempts to poach Dean from Sanderson & Yao. Also, Deb becomes reliant on Andre, Dean's former stand-in, who's crashing with the family

1582 have watched this episode

s01e12 / Blood Is Thicker than Justice

27th Jan '16 - 2:30am
Blood Is Thicker than Justice

After their fallout, Dean and Stewart find themselves on opposing sides during a divorce case. Meanwhile, back at home, Ethan and Lizzie are seeing the impact of life without Uncle Dean, and Stewart and Debbie quickly take notice.

1541 have watched this episode

s01e13 / Grinder V Grinder

3rd Feb '16 - 2:30am
Grinder V Grinder

Timothy Olyphant is back in Boise and the rivalry between Dean and him continues when Stewart invites Olyphant to spend more time around Sanderson & Yao. After getting into an argument about who is closer to being a real lawyer, the two "Grinders" decide to go head-to-head in a mock trial.

1555 have watched this episode

s01e14 / The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

10th Feb '16 - 2:30am
The Retooling of Dean Sanderson

When Dean scares off a big prospective client by being too dramatic, Stewart tells him maybe it's finally time to let go of his "Grinder" persona and come down to earth. He tries to convince Dean he should go to therapy. Dean reluctantly agrees, but in typical Dean fashion, he overcorrects and begins "therapizing" the whole family, including Debbie, who is now tempted to quit her grueling job.

1520 have watched this episode

s01e15 / The Ties That Grind

17th Feb '16 - 2:30am
The Ties That Grind

Dean's therapist, Jillian, encourages him to, once and for all, shed his Grinder persona and find out who the real Dean is. Through his therapy exercises, he ends up making others around him evaluate their own issues, much to Stewart's frustration.

1485 have watched this episode

s01e16 / Delusions of Grinder

24th Feb '16 - 2:30am
Delusions of Grinder

Stewart becomes certain there's a larger conspiracy against the firm. It's the first time Sanderson & Yao has ever been involved in a truly dramatic situation, but Dean has shed his "Grinder" persona and refuses to listen to Stewart's "paranoia". Instead, Dean decides to focus on being the office intern, so Stew has to take matters into his own hands.

1451 have watched this episode

s01e17 / The Resurrection

2nd Mar '16 - 2:30am
The Resurrection

As the conspiracy surrounding Sanderson & Yao reaches a boiling point, the only man who can get to the bottom of it has abandoned the "grind" and enrolled in law school. Stewart, desperate for Dean's help, will go to any lengths to turn his brother back into "The Grinder".

1443 have watched this episode

s01e18 / Genesis

16th Mar '16 - 1:30am

Post-therapy, Dean finds that he has lost the ability to grind. To get it back, he decides to crack the case of the office being ransacked. Meanwhile, in flashback, we see a younger, struggling Dean Sanderson as he must decide whether to embrace a simple life, or pursue his destiny and become the Grinder he was always meant to be.

1399 have watched this episode

s01e19 / A System on Trial

13th Apr '16 - 1:30am
A System on Trial

Stew is worried that Dean Sr'.s anger problems will hurt his case, but Dean Sr. insists there's no problem at all. Dean says there's only one surefire way to find out what the people really think: they take it to the masses for some good old-fashioned focus group testing. Before long, the entire family gets caught up in the feedback of how they are perceived by others.

1359 have watched this episode

s01e20 / For The People

20th Apr '16 - 1:30am
For The People

Dean and Stewart receive a surprise visit from their mother. Stewart attempts to get reservations to a hot restaurant for his and Deb's anniversary dinner.

1340 have watched this episode

s01e21 / Divergence

4th May '16 - 1:30am

When Stew learns that his father is guilty, he wants to settle, but Dean tries one of his old "Grinder" tricks to solve the case. Meanwhile, Stew is concerned that he is now "infected" by "The Grinder".

1342 have watched this episode

s01e22 / Full Circle

11th May '16 - 1:30am
Full Circle

Dean Sr'.s malpractice trial is finally at hand and it will come to a surprising conclusion when Stewart gets sidelined, leaving it to the rest of the Sanderson & Yao team to save the firm and find out who has been the secret mastermind behind Cory Manler and Dean Sr'.s case. Stewart is concerned that Dean's instincts and Grinder-isms won't be enough to win the day, and Dean is offended by his own brother's lack of faith.

1327 have watched this episode
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