"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.
Season 1 Episode 9 of The Grinder was watched by 2,410,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
How many TV lawyers does it take to try a real-life case in a real-life courtroom? The Grinder is a new comedy about a famous TV lawyer at a crossroads. When his legal series ends, he decides to move back home and join his family's real law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom. Dean Sanderson spent eight seasons playing the title role on the hit legal drama 'The Grinder'.
Now he's moving back to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where his brother, Stewart, is a real-life attorney who is poised to take over the family law firm. It doesn't take long for Dean to start injecting his TV drama into every aspect of Stewart's life, both in the courtroom and at home, impacting Stewart's wife - and Dean's high school sweetheart - Debbie; their two kids, 15-year-old Lizzie and 13-year-old Ethan; and Dean and Stewart's father, the law firm's head, Dean Sr. Dean and Stewart don't see to eye to eye, but when they stop arguing with each other and start arguing together in court... they make a formidable team.