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The Grinder

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    FOX
  • Last episode S1E22 aired 2016-05-11
    3 years ago
  • Rating based on 26 user-votes
    • 1.85/5

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The Grinder - S1E22
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aired 2016-05-11 (3 years ago)
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Season: 1 | Episode: 22
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Show Summary

THE GRINDER follows a famous TV lawyer who, after his hit series, "The Grinder," is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother at their family's real-life law firm - despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.

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Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy
Country: US US
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  • s01e22
    • 2.50/5
    3 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e21
    • 3.33/5
    3 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    After finding out Dean Sr. is guilty, Stew thinks they should settle the case. Dean, of course, believes they should try to win, and wants to use one of his old 'Grinder' tricks, by throwing himself into an unrelated sub plot that will lead him to what he needs to solve the case. Meanwhile, Stew is concerned that he is now 'infected' by 'The Grinder'.


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  • s01e20
    • 4.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    Dean and Stewart's mother, Lenore, makes a surprise visit, which causes Dean to panic, because Bonnie has never approved of his lifestyle. Meanwhile, Stewart is desperately trying to get reservations to the hottest restaurant in town for his anniversary dinner with Deb. With his ex-wife in town, Dean Sr. thinks he should get back into the dating scene and gets help from Ethan and Lizzie.


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  • s01e19
    • 1.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e18
    • 3.00/5
    3 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e17
    • 1.00/5
    3 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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'.


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  • s01e16
    • 1.00/5
    3 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e15
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e14
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e13
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e12
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    After their fallout in the previous episode, 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.


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  • s01e11
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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 (Efren Ramirez), Dean's former stand-in, who's crashing with the family.


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  • s01e10
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    02:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e09
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    '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.


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  • s01e08
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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, 'The Grinder,' and its subsequent cancellation.


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  • s01e07
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e06
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e05
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    01:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    Just as Dean 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 encourages Stewart to change his strict ways and let Lizzie have a supervised date with Joel Zadak.


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  • s01e04
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    00:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    When a new couple, Lyle (Nat Faxon) and Vanessa Gerhart (Alexie Gilmore), 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.


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  • s01e03
    • 1.00/5
    4 years ago
    00:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e02
    • 3.00/5
    4 years ago
    00:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    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.


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  • s01e01
    • 4.00/5
    4 years ago
    00:30
    The Grinder - S1E22

    THE GRINDER is a new comedy about two brothers: one a spotlight-grabbing actor who plays TV's most popular lawyer and the other, a real-life, small-town attorney who has yet to find his spotlight. When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean (Lowe) 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 (Savage).


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